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Classic Apple Crumble

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It must be fall, because we are diving back into this Classic Apple Crumble. This has to be in my top 5 top desserts for fall and winter. I make is so often for many different reasons. The ingredients are always on hand, almost everyone loves it, and it takes no time to put together. Great for me, because I can be kind of lazy.

classic apple crumble
Classic Apple Crumble

If you love Apple Pie and have never made a crumble, make it! Much less work and just as delicious. In my humble opinion. This is kind of like pie for lazy people, people like me. It’s not too different from a dessert like a cobbler. (Have you seen my Homemade Peach Cobbler??) Also it looks “rustic”, which is also great for my less than perfect dessert skills. One day I will present to you a perfect looking cake, promise.

For now, lets take a look at Apple Crumble.

Apple crumble is such an easy dessert to make and you can have it all done beforehand.  You can make it, put it in the fridge and then bake it before serving.  Again, a great dessert to make when you know you are going to be busy in the kitchen and don’t want to be fussing at the last minute.  It is one of my go to desserts. And do you know you can even make it without an oven like seen in my Stove Top Apple Crumble?

Don’t miss Delicious Apple Desserts for Fall! More than a dozen great desserts from pie to cheesecake to muffins and more!

close up of the classic apple crumble
Classic Apple Crumble

If you just happen to be wondering what is the world is difference between a crumble, a crisp and a cobbler, I got an answer.  I may have covered that already somewhere along the way, but just in case you missed it.  A classic crumble only uses a flour based crumble topping.  Whereas a crisp, like my Pear and Apricot Crisp, uses a flour and oat based crumble topping.  So, where does that leave the cobbler?  That my friends is done with a cake like topping.  All very similar but different in their own unique way.  They are all delicious in my books and classic desserts for fall.

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over head table view of the classic apple crumble
Classic Apple Crumble

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Classic Apple Crumble

Warm apples baked under a crisp layer of crumble. Top if off with whipped cream for the perfect dessert.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apples, crumble
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 6 large apples peeled, cored and cut into thick slices (I used golden delicious)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a deep 8 x 5 inch rimmed baking dish. This just happened to be the dish I used, you can use whatever baking dish you have. I would recommend that it is a dish is about 3-4 inches deep.
  • Fill the dish with the apples, squeeze in lemon juice, mix and set aside.
  • If you have a food processor, this is a easy way to make the crumble topping. Just toss in the flour, oats, sugar, pinch of salt and butter. Push play and off it goes. Wizz it up for about 30 seconds or until it resembles a bread crumb consistency. If you are not using a food processor, just add all the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and cut in the butter. Use your finger tips to incorporate the butter in to the flour mixture. Do this to make sure all of the flour and butter is incorporated into each other. This will only take a few minutes and again you will have a bread crumb consistency.
  • Now, spoon the crumble mixture evenly over the fruit. Bake in your preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden and the fruit underneath is completely soft. Remove from oven and set dish on a wire rack.
  • Suggested serving with cold ice cream, whipped cream or Greek yoghurt.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Apple Crumble
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 593IU12%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on September 28th, 2016
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