Delicious Apple Crumble Recipe – Enjoy this easy apple crumble dessert! Are you looking for the best apple crumble recipe? Well, look no further. I have the recipe for you. This delicious recipe was passed down from my grandma and grandpa. Everyone in my family loves it, and so will you.
Even though this apple crumble dish is simpler than pie, it still tastes great. A substantial layer of warmly spiced fall apples is topped with an oat-y, nutty topping.
I thus hope you try this apple crumble recipe if you have extra apples from a trip to an orchard, a farmers market, or the store. It can be prepared in a little over 30 minutes, only requires common materials that you probably already have on hand, and tastes fantastic. Every mouthful of the warm flavor from spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger is filled with warmth. The crumbly topping provides a delightful sharp contrast to the tender, luscious apples. It makes the ideal autumnal dessert when served with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Recipe for Apple Crumble Ingredients
Although it has the intensely sweet, indulgent flavor you seek in a fall dessert, this apple crumble dish is also quite healthful. I start off by using little sugar and relying mostly on the delicious apples to provide sweetness. And for the crumble topping, I use this combination of healthy foods rather than just butter and flour:
- All-purpose flour and almond flour – The almond flour adds extra richness to the topping, while the all-purpose flour keeps it light and crisp.
- Whole rolled oats – Because to me, nothing says fall like oats, nuts, and apples.
- Walnuts – For crunch! I also love their rich, nutty flavor after they toast in the oven.
- Brown sugar – For sweetness.
- Cinnamon – It gives the topping a warm, spiced flavor.
- Melted coconut oil – It adds richness and moisture to the topping, and it makes this recipe totally vegan and dairy-free!
- And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!
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So you know what’s in the crumble topping…let’s talk about the apple filling! Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Apples! Make sure you peel them before you start to cook. Though I’m usually all for leaving fruits and veggies un-peeled, I find that this apple crumble recipe has the best texture when it’s made with peeled apples.
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger – They fill the tender apples with warm, spiced flavor.
- Apple cider vinegar – For pop! It offsets the sweetness of the apples and topping, giving this apple crumble a delicious balance of sweet and tart flavors.
- And sea salt – Don’t skip it! It highlights the rich, nutty, sweet, and spiced flavors in this recipe.
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How to Make Apple Crumble
All set to bake? What you must do is as follows:
Cook the apples first.
In this recipe, I bake the apples after first cooking them on the stove. In this manner, they are completely cooked through while the topping bakes to a beautiful brown color. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the diced, peeled apples, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water. Cook, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until the apples are soft. You should stir them quite frequently to prevent burning. Add the spices after which you should turn the heat off.
Create the topping in the meanwhile.
Pulse the flours, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, coconut oil, and salt in a food processor to combine them. If necessary, add up to a teaspoon of water to aid in the crumbling and clumping of the mixture.
Finish by assembling and baking!
Place the crumble on top of the apple filling in an 8 x 8 baking dish that has been buttered. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes at 400 degrees, or until the topping is crisp and golden. Enjoy!
Best Apple Crumble Recipe Tips
- Pick dependable baking apples. Varied apple cultivars are suitable for different uses, including salads, sauces, and snacks. You’ll need great baking apples for this recipe. When cooked, they ought to maintain their shape and have a firm texture. Apples like Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith are some of my favorites for baking. Utilize a combination or simply one!
- Add a little water at a time to the topping if it’s not coming together.
- Although the crumble topping on this dish is, well, crumbly, when pinched, it ought still still cluster together. After pulsing it together, if it’s still too powdery, add water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until it’s just moist enough to create little clumps. Be cautious though. If you add too much water, the crumble will turn into a wet, sticky paste very soon.
- Keep the vanilla ice cream on hand.
- This simple apple crumble is delicious on its own, but it’s even better with vanilla ice cream on top! Enjoy a bowl (or two) today! I adore how the sweet, nutty crumble and luscious fruit contrast with the creamy ice cream. You may still serve this apple crumble recipe with a creamy topping if ice cream isn’t your thing. Both regular and coconut whipped cream would taste excellent.
Caramel Apple Crumble
for 8 servings
- 8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
BAILEYS CARAMEL SAUCE
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 2 cups brown sugar(220 g), lightly packed
- 1 cup Baileys Apple Pie(240 mL)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups oats(160 g)
- 2 cups all purpose flour(250 g)
- ½ cup brown sugar(105 g), packed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup Baileys Apple Pie(240 mL)
- Set the oven’s temperature to 350°F (180°C).
- Flour should be added to the apples in a big basin. After coating, toss and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a big saucepan over medium heat to make the Baileys caramel sauce. For a minute, whisk continually after adding the brown sugar, or until the sugar starts to dissolve.
- When the caramel is smooth and beginning to thicken, add the Baileys Apple Pie and continue whisking for an additional three to five minutes. Once mixed, whisk in the salt, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- After taking the saucepan off the heat, pour the caramel into the bowl containing the apples and swirl to properly distribute it.
- In order to make the crumble topping, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. When the mixture has the consistency of wet sand, add the melted butter and stir to combine.
- Spread the caramelized apples in an equal layer in a 9 x 13-inch (22 x 33 cm) baking dish before assembling. Over the crumble topping, distribute it evenly.
- Approximately 45 minutes should be spent baking the crumble for the topping to turn golden brown and the liquids to bubble. Take out of the oven, then allow cool for ten to fifteen minutes.
- Warm apple crumble should be served with vanilla ice cream and Baileys Apple Pie drizzle.
A freshly baked apple crumble with warm spices and a crunchy topping is a perfect dessert for sharing especially with a scoop of ice cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
- ▢3 pounds honeycrisp apples, about 6 large apples
- ▢¼ cup granulated sugar
- ▢¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- ▢1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, optional
- ▢½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ▢⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ▢⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ▢1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ▢2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ▢1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- ▢1 cup all-purpose flour
- ▢⅓ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- ▢2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ▢¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ▢¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ▢½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ▢6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ▢2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place the oven rack in the middle. Until 375°F (191°C), heat.
- Apples are peeled, cored, and sliced into roughly 1/2-inch-thick pieces.
- Sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour (if using), cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and zest should all be combined in a big basin.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apple mixture and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the apples are crisp-tender and most of the moisture has released.
- An 8 by 8-inch baking dish’s bottom and sides should be lightly buttered. The apples should be evenly distributed inside.
- Mix the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Add vanilla and the melted butter. Large clumps can be formed by pressing ingredients together while mixing with a spatula.
- Spread the topping evenly over the cooked apples. Break them into pieces about the size of a dime and a few smaller ones.
- Put the baking pan on top of the baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and golden. Cool for 30 to 45 minutes on a wire rack. This enables the filling to set and the topping to become crisper.
- If preferred, top warm dishes with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
- 8-Inch Baking Dish
- Cooling Rack
- Apple Substitutes: Golden Delicious, Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, or McIntosh apples taste similar to Honeycrisp. Use Granny Smith apples for more tartness.
- Stronger Spiced Filling: Increase the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon, nutmeg to 1/2 teaspoon, and salt to 1/4 teaspoon.
- Make-Ahead: The crumble topping can be refrigerated for up to 7 days or frozen for up to 1 month.
- Make it in a Skillet: Bake inside an 8 to 10-inch cast iron pan.
- Make it Gluten-Free: Substitute with gluten-free flour.
- Make it Dairy-Free: Substitute coconut oil instead of butter.
- Storing: Cool completely, then cover with foil or transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 2 days.
- Reheating: Heat individual portions in the microwave in 15 to 30-second intervals until warm. You can bake the whole dish at 350ºF (177ºC) until the top is crisp and the filling is warm.