Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple Crumble Recipe – Super easy, awesomely delicious Apple Crumble bursting with warm cinnamon apples and a sprinkle of sweet and crunchy topping. This has to be the best Apple Crumble recipe, and it will have you licking your plate clean! 

Baked Apple Crumble topped with two scoops vanilla ice cream.

APPLE CRUMBLE RECIPE

Apple Crumble is the lazy BFF of Apple Pie. You get all the delicious Fall flavors and satisfaction of an Apple Pie, but in about half the time and half the work. It’s just fresh, crisp apples topped with sweet, buttery, and crunchy oats. 

Seriously, what can be better than a marriage of brown sugar, butter, oats, apples, and cinnamon?! EXACTLY! 😋 The softened baked apples pair perfectly with the sweet crunch of the oat crumble topping. 

Apple Crumble served in a bowl with vanilla ice cream.

Put it to you this way; the ONLY thing I like more than a hot Summer day by the pool is a Fall crisp day with a warm bowl of Apple Crumble in one hand and a Pumpkin Spice Latte in the other. 🥰 HEAVEN! 

Apple Crumble, or Apple Crisp, is a wonderful dessert that can be made quickly, but can also be prepared ahead of time. Top that warm crunchy crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate cozy experience.

Dicing apples for Apple Crumble.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRUMBLE

  • We start with picking up 1 pound of Granny Smith apples and 1 pound Honeycrisp apples. Then, we move onto dicing OR slicing the apples. Your choice of how you want to cut them. 
  • Layer the apples on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and squeeze lemon juice all over the apples; toss to combine. Sprinkle with flour, sugar, and cinnamon and mix until thoroughly incorporated. 
  • Next, start working on the simple crumble by combining oats, flour, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  • Melt a stick of butter and mix in pure vanilla extract.
  • Pour the melted butter over the oat mixture and mix until combined.
  • Top apples with the prepared crumble; spray the topping with cooking oil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes in a 350˚F preheated oven. If the top starts to brown sooner than the apples are done cooking, tent a sheet of aluminum foil over the crumble and continue to bake until done.

Preparing oat mixture for an apple crumble.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN APPLE CRUMBLE AND APPLE CRISP?

  • An Apple Crisp includes oats and nuts in its topping. An Apple Crumble rarely includes oats, and instead, it is topped with more of a streusel topping prepared with flour, sugar, and butter.

WHAT ARE THE BEST APPLES FOR BAKING?

  • Granny Smith I believe is everyone’s #1 choice, followed by Honeycrisp, Gala, Braeburn, and Jonathans. 

CAN YOU MAKE APPLE CRUMBLE AHEAD OF TIME?

  • YES! Assemble it all in the baking dish; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready, remove from fridge, uncover, and let sit on kitchen counter for 15 minutes, or while oven preheats. Bake as directed in the recipe. 

Baked Apple Crumble in a baking dish, and topped with vanilla ice cream.

HOW TO STORE APPLE CRUMBLE

  • Cover completely cooled Crumble with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 
  • To serve, scoop out as much as you need and heat up to a desired temperature. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

HOW TO FREEZE APPLE CRUMBLE

  • Cover BAKED OR UNBAKED Apple Crumble with plastic wrap and a sheet of aluminum foil. 
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • KEEP IN MIND, when freezing an Apple Crumble, the filling tends to get watery, and the topping will not have that great of a crunch. Apple Crumbles are best eaten the day they are made.

AND, THAT IS ALL! While you’re here, check out my recipe for Strawberry Crumble, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, and Strawberry Blueberry Crumble

I think I like Strawberries. 🤔 And Crumbles! 

APPLE RECIPES TO TRY

ENJOY!

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Baked Apple Crumble topped with two scoops vanilla ice cream.
Apple Crumble Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Resting Time
20 mins
 

Super easy, awesomely delicious Apple Crumble bursting with warm cinnamon apples and a sprinkle of sweet and crunchy topping.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Keyword: apple crisp recipe, apple crumble, apple dessert recipe, apple recipes, autumn baking recipe, baked apples, fall baking ideas
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 390 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE APPLE FILLING
  • 1 pound Granny Smith Apples peeled and diced
  • 1 pound Honeycrisp Apples peeled and diced
  • half lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
FOR THE OAT TOPPING
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, you can add more if you like
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
    2. Lightly butter a 9x13 baking dish.
    3. Spread out the diced apples in the baking dish and squeeze lemon juice over the apples; toss to combine.
    4. Sprinkle flour over the apples, as well as the sugar and cinnamon; mix until combined. Set aside.
    5. In a mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
    6. Melt the butter and whisk the vanilla into the melted butter.
    7. Pour melted butter over oat mixture and mix well until crumbly, using your fingers or a spoon.
    8. Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the apple filling.
    9. Lightly spray the topping with cooking spray.
    10. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until apples are bubbly and topping is a golden brown. If the top starts to brown sooner than the apples are done cooking, tent a sheet of aluminum foil over the crumble and continue to bake until done.
    11. Remove from oven and let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
    12. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    Recipe Notes
    WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 14

     

    HOW TO STORE APPLE CRUMBLE
    • Cover completely cooled Crumble with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Apple Crumble Recipe
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 390 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 7g35%
    Cholesterol 30mg10%
    Sodium 147mg6%
    Potassium 237mg7%
    Carbohydrates 69g23%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 45g50%
    Protein 4g8%
    Vitamin A 414IU8%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 54mg5%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    11 Responses
    1. Kristyn

      This is so good!! Love all the flavors of fall!! It is always requested during the holidays. Super tasty & a great way to use up apples!

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