Easy Apple Crumble

This baked apple crumble is a delicious fall treat the entire family will love. Soft apples with cinnamon are topped with a sugary crumb topping for one delicious soft and sugary apple dessert.



A white plate with a piece of apple crumble with ice cream on top

There’s just something about an old-fashioned apple dessert that screams fall. Now that fall is less than a week away, I’m ready to scream.

Scream fall that it is! I’m ready to throw an apple party , eat pumpkin cream cheese muffins for breakfast, and play Halloween games daily until October 31st!





And since we’re screaming fall, I thought I’d share this fun spin on an old-fashioned apple crumble recipe. Because there’s just something about apples that says fall is here!

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  1. The filling is both soft and crunchy with the addition of the sliced almonds.
  2. The cinnamon flavor combines perfectly with the flavor of the apples.
  3. It’s super easy to make – even the actual crumble part!

Ingredients

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Ingredient Notes

  • Apples – I recommend using a sweeter red apple in this recipe rather than a tart green variety, but feel free to try any! Also, you can peel your apples if you want to ad an extra step, but they work great with peels on.
  • Butter – make sure to melt your butter completely to help get a crispier crumble topping
  • Almonds – you can either get pre-chopped almonds, slivered almonds, or regular almonds and chop them yourself
  • Raisins – if you don’t like raisins, you can omit these completely

Instructions

Wash your apples then core and cube them. As I noted above, you can peel them if you really want, but the extra step isn’t necessary. Once they’re chopped, place them in a large, ideally round, baking dish.

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Add the sugar, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, and lemon juice and combine everything together in the baking dish.

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Mix it all together well with a wooden spoon or spatula. You want to make sure that the mixture is evenly spread throughout the baking dish and throughout the apples.

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If your butter isn’t already melted, melt it now. Mix the flour, sugar, pinch of salt, and melted butter together.

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Stir with a fork then knead gently with your hands. You want to knead it until the ingredients all come together into a crumble dough but don’t over mix. Once they’re together, move on.

Hand kneading an apple crumble topping in a glass bowl

Spread the crumble topping over the apple mix, still in the baking dish, in an even layer.

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Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until the crumble on top is golden brown and your apples are cooked and soft.

Top down view of an apple crumble in a white dish with apples all around

Serve warm either plain or with fresh whipped cream or a la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top (definitely my favorite option).

Scoop of apple crumble with vanilla ice cream on top

Expert Tips

Don’t peel your apples if you want to add a bit more nutritious value to the apple crumble and save time.

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Melt the butter to make the crumble topping crispier.

Replace the raisins with craisins or dried cranberries for a tart variation on the dish.

Double the recipe and cook it in a 9×13 pan to feed a crowd rather than just a family.

Knead until the crumble comes together but not any longer. Once it’s together, move on and place it on top of the apple filling.

Baking dish with apple crumble and a red napkin

Recipe FAQs

What’s the difference between an apple crisp and apple crumble?

The filling of both an apple crisp and crumble typically are similar but the topping is different. Crumble toppings typically are struesel like with flour, sugar, and butter. Crisps can include oats, nuts, and other things that make the topping crunchier.

What apple is best for apple crumble?

I prefer a sweet apple like a Honeycrisp or gala in this apple crumble, but if you want something more tart – a Granny Smith or Golden Delicious would work too.

Does apple crumble need to be refrigerated?

I recommend refrigerating the apple crumble. You can leave it in the baking dish and cover with foil or plastic wrap or remove it from the dish and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Why is my crumble topping not crunchy?

Make sure your butter is completely melted before combining with the flour and sugar. If it’s still super crumbly and doesn’t come together, add just a little bit more butter until it reaches the desired consistency.

What to serve with apple crumble?

Apple crumble would be a great dessert to go with this white bean chicken chili , homemade chicken noodle soup , or even something more simple like sheet pan teriyaki chicken .

Large dish full of apple crumble topped with two scoops of ice cream

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Easy Apple Crumble

This baked apple crumble is a delicious fall treat the entire family will love. Soft apples with cinnamon are topped with a sugary crumb topping for one delicious soft and sugary apple dessert. Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Total: 45 minutes Serves8

Ingredients

  • 5 apples washed, cored, and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 3 TBS lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup almonds roughly chopped

Crumble Topping

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash, core, and cut your apples into small cubes. Place in round or square baking dish.
  • Add sugar, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, and lemon juice and combine together.
  • Mix flour, sugar, pinch of salt, and melted butter together. Stir with a fork then knead with your hands until the dough comes together. Do not over mix.
  • Spread the crumble topping over the apple mixture in an even layer.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the crumble on top is golden brown and the apples are cooked.
  • Serve warm either plan or topped with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Tips & Notes:

Don’t peel your apples if you want to add a bit more nutritious value to the apple crumble and save time. Melt the butter to make the crumble topping crispier. Replace the raisins with craisins or dried cranberries for a tart variation on the dish. Double the recipe and cook it in a 9×13 pan to feed a crowd rather than just a family. Knead until the crumble comes together but not any longer. Once it’s together, move on and place it on top of the apple filling.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 565kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 306mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 771IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 2mg

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