Apple Crumble

A recipe for this classic autumn dessert.
Apple crumble
Apple crumble

Nothing says autumn better than apple desserts, I think. Here’s a family recipe for apple crumble that goes well with just about anything – custard, cream or ice cream!

I don’t like the idea of oats & whatever else in crumbles, preferring to use demerara sugar for that extra crunch.

The amount of crumble here is generous, the way I like it but if you prefer more filling to crumble, reduce the amount of flour to 250 & butter to 180-200g.

Apple Crumble

A recipe for this classic autumn dessert.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: crumble
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 630kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Ingredients

The Crumble

  • 300 g plain flour
  • 100 g demerara sugar
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 200-220 g butter at room temperature, roughly cubed
  • a little more butter for greasing

The Filling

  • 3 large (or 4 medium) cooking apples Bramleys
  • 50 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • ¼ tsp / generous pinch ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F.
  • Place the flour and sugar in a roomy bowl and mix well.
  • Add the cubes of butter, a little at a time and rub into the flour, using your fingertips until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Peel & core the apples and cut into 1-2 inch slices and place in a large bowl. The smaller the pieces, the less “whole” they’ll be after cooking.
  • Sprinkle the sugar, flour & cinnamon & mix well.
  • Butter a rectangular dish (9″ x 5″ roughly) and spoon the apple mix all over, spreading it out evenly.
  • Top the apples with the crumble, again evenly, and press down slightly.
  • Bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes until the crumble is a golden brown. The fruit seeping out & bubbling is perfectly fine & adds to the beauty of the finish.

Notes

Serve with custard, ice cream, fresh cream or even clotted cream.
And when we are having a cocktail and canapé party, I bake the crumble on its own, cook the apples on the stove, let cool then top them in little glasses like these.

Nutrition

Serving: 6 | Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg

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4 thoughts on “Apple Crumble”

  1. 5 stars
    We love crumbles and especially my husband. He basically loves the crunch on top, and the way you have made with more crumble on top is just perfect for us.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks beautiful! I was looking for a classic version of apple crumble for a dinner this coming weekend. I thought, what better place to look than your site. I like the idea of generous topping and love how convenient it is to make!

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