Apple lovers, here's the best Apple Crumble Recipe! Full of all the sweet and tangy flavors of fresh Autumn apples paired with the warming flavors of cinnamon and apple spice, this easy apple crumble will be your go-to comfort dessert.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Choose your favorite apples, and adjust the sugar topping accordingly --see ingredients list for topping.
Peel and dice your apples into half an inch dices
Toss the diced apples with the filing ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
In another bowl add all your topping ingredients and mix well until it looks like chunky crumbs.
Use four individual size baking dishes or one large dish. Add the apple mixture at the bottom of the dish
Top with the crumble toppings evenly and press it down slightly.
Bake the apple dessert for 22-25 minutes if in they’re in single dishes, and for 35-40 minutes if you're making a large apple crumble in a large dish.
Allow the apple crumble to cool down fr 10 minutes as the filling will be piping hot!
Serve as is or with a dollop with vanilla ice cream and ENJOY!
What's great about this sweet and delicious dish is that there are so many variations you can use it to make it just right for you.
As it's traditionally a fall dish due to harvesting apples in the fall, pears also go beautifully in this recipe as they are also harvested in the fall. You can substitute all the apples for pears, or if you wish, you can even use both pears and apples together in this crumble recipe.
Another delicious variation to this recipe is to add in any kind of berry you like, such as apples and blackberries. You can really get creative with this recipe.
If you want to make this recipe without oats, this is very easy to do. All you need to do to make the filling as your usually would but leave the oats out when you make the topping. You can choose to leave the nuts out also if you prefer and have a topping made with just flour, sugar, and butter.
If you still want a bit of extra flavor in the topping, you can add a little extra cinnamon or apple spice to the topping mix. This is perfect if you love the cinnamon flavors and want to add a bit more of it to this recipe.
Yes, you can absolutely make this recipe as an apple crumble pie. All you need to do is use the same filling and replace the crumble with a pie crust topping.
Yes, this recipe can easily be made gluten-free. All you will need to do is replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour mix or another naturally gluten-free flour like ground oat flour.
To make sure your crumble actually comes out nice and crunchy, you need to make sure you use the right butter to flour ratio. Too much butter will make your topping soggier, but the addition of nuts and oats really helps to make the topping crunchy in most cases. Adding brown sugar instead of granulated sugar will also help the topping crunch up well.
To make sure that your crumble is actually ready when you take it out of the oven, you want to see the topping nicely golden with some of the juices from the filling bubbling up around the
You can use almost any type of apple for this recipe. Traditionally people like to use granny smith apples. Granny smith apples, however, can be quite tart, and so you want to make sure you use enough sugar.
I actually like to use a good gala apple in my apple crumble, but you can also use pink lady or even a mix of all of these apples for a lot of different apple flavors. Remember to adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the apples you are baking.
I love using Ontario Apples to make this!