Just like the delicious Oatmeal Apple Crumble that I like to make every fall when the air starts getting crisp and sweet, I’ve also crumbled this article up into little tasty nuggets of SEO goodness. So let’s get crumblin’! This apple crumble is deliciously simple, with all the ingredients incorporated into a sticky, sweet topping.
Cinnamon Apple Crumble
- 30 minutesCook Time
You can prepare Cinnamon Apple Crumble in just 30 minutes, and it is packed with classic autumnal flavors. On chilly fall and winter days, this baked dessert recipe will keep you warm and fill your home with the delicious aromas of apples and cinnamon.
- 4 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced baking apples (about 2 large)
- 3 tablespoons Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine or butter
- 1/2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
400°F oven temperature. Grease a 2-quart baking dish very lightly. Apples and orange juice are combined in a large basin. Toss to coat after adding the granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Fill baking dish with mixture. Mix thoroughly the remaining cinnamon, flour, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in oats after adding margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs by using a pastry blender or two knives. Over the apple mixture, sprinkle. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until apples are soft and topping is golden. At room temperature or heated, serve.
EASY APPLE CRUMBLE
This apple crumble dish is everyone’s all-time favorite. It has a sweet apple and cinnamon middle and a crunchy brown sugar and oat topping.
Absolutely NO expensive equipment is needed to prepare this winter treat, which may be served with lots of ice cream, cream, or custard in about 45 minutes.
Here’s a little secret: This is the greatest and simplest apple crumble recipe you’ll ever make.
It just takes 45 minutes to prepare, only uses a few simple ingredients, and doesn’t even need any special equipment.
With my recipe, you’ll produce the most delectable oat-based golden crunchy crumble with a soft, delightfully sweet, and cinnamon-infused apple filling underneath.
WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS RECIPE
There’s so much to love about my quick and easy apple crumble recipe!
- Many names… same delicious dessert – whether you know this sweet dessert as apple crisp, apple streusel or apple crumble.… each name refers to the same popular dessert.
- Budget-friendly – made from pantry and fridge staples (that you might already have at home), this apple crisp recipe costs just a couple of dollars and serves 8 people.
- Crowd pleaser – from toddlers through to grandparents, this classic apple crumble recipe is always a popular option for dessert.
- 45 minute recipe – from starting to prepare this dessert to serving it up at the dinner table, 45 minutes is all you need!
- Gluten-free option – substitute the plain flour for gluten-free plain flour for a gluten-free apple crumble recipe that is just as tasty!
- Freezer-friendly – freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months. Apple crumble defrosts beautifully so don’t be afraid to stash away a few serves for later.
WHAT YOU NEED
Apple crumble is produced from inexpensive kitchen staples and is highly economical (have a peek in your pantry and fridge… you might find that you already have the ingredients sitting there).
FOR THE APPLE & CINNAMON FILLING:
- Apples – the Granny Smith variety of apples are generally considered the best apples to use for apple crumble. They don’t go as mushy as some other varieties and their tartness is the perfect contrast to the sweet brown sugar and oat crumble. Alternatively, you can use any variety of apple you like, such as Pink Lady, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Cripps Pink etc.
- Water – for lightly stewing the apples.
- Caster sugar – this superfine sugar is perfectly suited to stewing apples as it dissolves once mixed with water giving the apples a light, sweet flavour.
- Lemon juice – adding lemon juice to the stewed apples helps to stop them from browning.
- Cinnamon & nutmeg – the perfect combination of spices for apple crumble. Choose ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
FOR THE OAT CRUMBLE TOPPING:
The crumble topping with oats is just SO easy to make… and all you need is 4 basic ingredients.
- Rolled oats – also known as old fashioned oats. Alternatively, you can use quick oats, however, the larger rolled oats give a crunchier crumble!
- Brown sugar – you can use either regular brown sugar or dark brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a rich, caramelised flavour to the crumble.
- Plain flour – also known as all purpose flour.
- Butter – you can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. The butter binds the oats, sugar and flour together, giving you clusters of crunchy crumble.
Absolutely NO fancy equipment is required to make my easy apple crumble recipe:
- Stove-top & saucepan – for stewing the apples. Alternatively, you can use my Thermomix apple crumble recipe here.
- Bowl – for mixing the crumble ingredients together. You don’t even need a spoon – your fingers are the best way to make the crunchy oat clusters!
- Baking dish – you can use any large baking dish you like. I recommend using a greased 30cm round baking dish or a large rectangular baking dish.
- Oven – I specify fan-forced temperatures. If using a conventional oven, increase the temperature by 10-20 degrees celsius.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
This is SUCH an easy homemade apple crumble recipe… quick, easy and no-fuss!
STEP 1 – COOK THE APPLES
Cook the apples in a pot with the water, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and lemon juice until they are just tender.
Pour onto a baking pan that has been lightly buttered.
STEP 2 – MAKE THE CRUMBLE
Use your fingertips to mash the rolled oats, plain flour, brown sugar, and butter together to create the crumble, making sure to spread the butter evenly. The mixture ought to resemble tiny clusters and be thoroughly mixed.
STEP 3 – BAKE
Sprinkle the crumble over the top of the cooked apple and bake in the oven until golden on top.
- Make ahead of time – Apple Crumble can be prepared and cooked ahead of time. Simply reheat when ready to serve.
- Storing – store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze – freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.
- Reheating – place leftovers directly from the fridge into a warm oven, or alternatively microwave to reheat. Frozen leftover apple crumble can be defrosted and reheated in the microwave or a low temperature oven as well.
Easy Apple Crisp with Oats
The apples in this recipe for oat-based apple crisp are sweet and delicate, and the topping is made of flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon.
How to Make Apple Crisp From Scratch
I enjoy a huge scoop of whipped cream on my apple crisp, but Adam prefers his with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is wonderful in either case. It may sound funny, but I should also add that the cold is fantastic. The flavors combine and merge overnight in the refrigerator, adding a ton of flavor the following day.
For apple crisp, like with other baked apple dishes, we use Granny Smith apples since they are tasty and sturdy. The blending of two different kinds is very lovely. We chose the baking-friendly apples Granny Smith and Braeburn in our photographs.
Additionally, we discovered that after such a lengthy baking period, the texture and flavor of the apples are better when they are left unpeeled. Plus, peeling takes no time at all!
The topping is made with melted butter.
You’ll find that the majority of “apple crisp recipes” on the internet call for butter that is either cold or room temperature. Exactly this is what we used to do. We’d mix the butter into the flour and oats with our fingers or a fork until the mixture was crumbly. This approach works well, but we believe we’ve discovered a more effective one.
To counteract the softened apples, we wanted a tender topping with a hint of crunch. When we utilized the outdated technique with unsalted butter, we discovered that the topping would melt into the filling underneath and over the apples during baking. Although it tasted fantastic, it wasn’t precisely what we were looking for.
In our revised recipe, the topping stays place and crisps on top of the apples since we start with melted butter.
Both our absurdly simple blueberry crumble and these cinnamon baked apples are made with the same topping.
Easy Apple Crisp with Oats
- PREP 15mins
- COOK 1hr 15mins
- TOTAL 1hr 30mins
This apple crisp is pretty straightforward. You should choose tasty and firm apples for this recipe, as with other baked apple recipes; Granny Smiths are our go-to. The blending of two different kinds is very lovely. We chose the baking-friendly apples Granny Smith and Braeburn in our photographs. Even a few blackberries, raisins, or cranberries would be welcome additions. Additionally, we discovered that after such a lengthy baking period, the texture and flavor of the apples are better when they are left unpeeled.
Serve hot or serve cold, which is our preferred method (we know, it seems crazy). The flavors combine and merge overnight in the refrigerator, adding a ton of flavor the following day.
Makes 8 servings
YOU WILL NEED
6 medium baking apples, such as Granny Smith (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/4 to 1/2 cup (50 to 100 g) sugar, depending on tartness of apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmegTOPPING
3/4 cup (100 g) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (65 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar, option: combine 1/4 cup brown sugar + 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (115 g) butter, melted (1 stick)
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- MAKE FILLING
- MAKE TOPPING
- BAKE CRISP
What type of apples are best for apple crumble?
You can use any type of apple you like for this recipe!
Granny Smith’s are generally considered the best apples to use for apple crumble. They don’t go as mushy as some other varieties and their tartness is the perfect contrast to the sweet brown sugar and oat crumble. Alternatively, you can use any variety of apple you like, such as Pink Lady, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Cripps Pink etc.
How do I get a REALLY crunchy crumble on top?
Nothing beats the crunchiest crumble topping!
Here’s some tips for getting it just right:
Take your butter out of the fridge a few minutes before using it (you still want it to be hard, but not so hard that you can’t work with it!)
Chop the butter into small chunks so that it’s easier to distribute.
Use your hands to ‘squish’ the butter through the rolled oats, plain flour and brown sugar.
Once the butter is evenly distributed, you’ll have little ‘clusters’ of crumble held together by the butter.
When you’re adding the crumble topping to the cooked apple, make sure you leave the little chunks as they are (don’t try and break them up too much).
What is the difference between apple pie and apple crumble?
Apple pie has a pastry base and top with an apple filling, whereas apple crumble has an apple filling base and an oat crumble topping.
Are apple crumble, apple streusel and apple crisp the same thing?
Yes! Apple crumble is referred to as apple streusel and apple crisp in other parts of the world.
Can apple crumble be made gluten-free?
Yes! Oats are already gluten-free so all you need to do is substitute the plain flour for gluten-free plain flour for a gluten-free apple crumble.