This is a recipe for baked apples with crumb topping. Who doesn’t love baked apples? I know I do. A few weeks ago, I made baked apples using tons of different ingredients – some were very tasty, but most were not very good. Based on these experiments, I’ve discovered a few tip about apples check them below.
Baked Apples with Crumble Topping
Baked apples topped with crumble served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
- 6 Baking Apples
- ¼ Cup Flour
- ⅓ Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, Cubed
- Mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Clean hands or a fork can be used to combine the crumble with the cold cubed butter until there are no longer any butter lumps. While prepping the apples, set aside.
- Using a knife or apple corer, remove the apple’s core, and then chop off the top to form a shelf.
- On a baking sheet, arrange the apples. Sprinkle the crumble on top, pushing it down with your hands.
- For roughly 15 minutes, or until the apples are mushy and the crumble is golden brown, bake the apples in an oven preheated to 180 C/350 F.
- Serve with homemade caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream, or with yogurt and honey.
Use an apple that has been baked or cooked. These apples won’t simply turn into apple sauce during baking; they’ll maintain their shape. Gala, Granny smith, and honey crisp are common kinds.
Baked Apple with Crisp Topping
- Level: Easy
- Total: 55 min
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 40 min
2 apples (recommended: Fuji or McIntosh)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup strawberry jam, jelly or preserves
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, cold and diced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup oats, uncooked
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Each apple should be cut in half along its equator. Cut each side of the core with a melon baller to make a spherical hole. Lemon juice should be applied to exposed apple flesh. Fill each hole with 1 tablespoon of jam. To make the topping, combine the flour, butter, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and salt in a small basin. Each apple’s top should be covered in this mixture, covering the jam. Place in a baking dish with approximately 1/4 inch of water in it. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until apple is soft and top is golden.
Apple crumble can be served warm or cold, is simple to make, and isn’t excessively sweet. The crumble is greatly enhanced by the addition of cinnamon, and nutmeg is optional. Serving warm crumble with vanilla ice cream is highly advised.
A Note From Our Recipe Tester
- 1/2 cup (4-ounces) unsalted butter, softened, more for the pan
- 3 to 4 crisp, tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Steps to Make It
- assemble the components.
- The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees with a rack in the middle. Butter should be used to grease a 1 1/2 to 2 quart baking dish or a 9-inch square baking pan. Place aside.
- The apple is peeled and cored. Next, cut into small wedges. Put the apple slices in the baking pan that has been prepared.
- Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Use a pastry blender or your hands to cut in 1/2 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Over the apples, distribute the crumb mixture evenly.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Depending on the depth of the apples in the baking dish and the thickness of the apple slices, the cooking time may vary slightly.
- If preferred, top the warm apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. It tastes fantastic when topped with heavy cream or whipped cream that has just been made.
With seasonal fruits, crumbles are a cozy dessert that can be prepared all year round. Simply adjust the nuts and spices, if you choose to use them, to complement the fruit.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice to the apple slices for added tartness.
- Sliced fresh pears can be used in place of some or all of the apple slices.
- Use as much or as little brown sugar as you like for the topping.
- Use a mixture of gluten-free flours in place of the all-purpose flour.
- Add around 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (simple or toasted) to the topping.