Easy Apple Crumble recipe, a baked dessert where caramelized apples topped with a layer of crispy streusel made with wheat flour is sure to win hearts.

A  healthy dessert using fresh apples, wheat flour, brown sugar, and of course, cinnamon!

Sizzling hot Apple Crumble, when served with vanill ice cream, is a deadly combination and tastes heavenly!

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Though it is a very popular dessert, I had homemade apple crumble first time at a friend Neera Khanna's place. She had made it soooo nicely. Texture, aroma, presentation....everything was out of the world. I couldn't resist myself and yes you are right, I asked her for the recipe and since then it is a regular in my house too. I have made it umpteen times. Every time it has won hearts and brought me applauds. Thanks so much, Neera. 

Though it can be had any time of the year but in winters it is just apt.... as it is hot and has cinnamon too.

If you are fond of apples then some other recipes with apples are:

 

How To Make

  •  Grease an ovenproof dish and keep it aside.
  •  Take wheat flour and all-purpose flour in another bowl. Mix well.
  •  Add sugar and pieces of cold butter to the flour mix.
  •  Rub the butter in the flour till the mix resembles crumbs. Keep it aside.
  •  Peel and core apples. 
  •  Cut thin slices of apples. 
  •  Mix lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon powder in the apple slices and toss gently.

Apple crumble

  

  •   Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  •   Spread a layer of flour crumb mix in the greased dish.
  •   Arrange cinnamon and sugar coated apple slices over the crumb mix
  •   Sprinkle raisins.
  •   Repeat the layers.
  •   Cover with lot of crumb mix, dot with butter.

Apple crumble

  •   Cover with lid or foil. 
  •   Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30  minutes.
  •   Remove the lid/foil in the last 5 minutes so that crumbs become crisp and brown in colour.
  •   Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and loads of smiles.

 

FAQs

Q) What is the difference between Crumble, Crisps and Pie?

  • Crumble and Crisps have a similar filling but the flour used is different. Crisps are supposed to contain oats whereas Crumbles are without oats.
  • And Pie? Well, a pie has 2 crusts, on the bottom as well on the top.

Q) How a Cobbler is different from a Crumble?

  • In Cobblers, fresh fruits are covered with thick dollops of cake batter or cookie dough, which once baked gives the appearance of a cobbled road and hence are called Cobblers. Check Cherry Cobbler recipe.
  • Whereas, when the same fruits are covered with a streusel-like topping they are called Crumble or Crisps.

Q) What is meant by streusel?

Streusel is nothing but a mix of flour and sugar wherein butter has been rubbed and thus looks crumbly like coarse sand.

Q) Can I make ahead this pudding?

It takes just 35 to 40 minutes in the oven. So, assemble everything and keep it in the refrigerator, for up to 3 to 4 hours. Then, near the time of serving, simply take it out of the refrigerator and keep it in the oven. This is because nothing to beat the taste and flavour of sizzling hot crumble.

Q) What about any leftover pudding?

Transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. At the time of serving, simply reheat it and serve.

Q) Is it necessary to preheat the oven?

No! Preheating is not necessary as no leavening agents are used in this recipe. However, still preheating is recommended just to cut down the baking time.

Q) The recipe says 4 apples. But apples come in varied sizes. So how much apples are to be used actually?

  • You are right about the varied sizes of apples. Here, i am talking of medium-sized apples. However, take apples of any size, but after peeling and slicing, they should roughly be 3 to 4 cups.
  • Also, you can adjust the quantity of apples as per the size of your baking dish

Q) Can I skip all-purpose flour and make the streusel only with whole wheat flour?

Yes, you can!

Q) What other fruit can be used in place of apples?

Use pears or peaches in place of apples.

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Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Baked Apples covered with a streusel served with ice cream

Keyword How to Make Apple Crumble
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples
  • 4 Tbsp Wheat flour (Atta)
  • 4 Tbsp All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, Cold
  • 2-3 Tbsp White Sugar, Granulated
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 2 Lemon's Juice
  • 7-8 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp Raisins, Optional

Instructions

  1. Grease an ovenproof dish and keep it aside.
  2. Take wheat flour and all-purpose flour in another bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add sugar and pieces of cold butter in the flour mix.
  4. Rub butter in the flour till the mix resembles crumbs. Keep it aside.
  5. Peel and core apples.
  6. Cut thin slices of apples.
  7. Mix lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon powder in the apple slices and toss gently.
  8. Assemble everything as given under.
  9. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  10. Spread a layer of flour crumb mix in the greased dish.
  11. Arrange cinnamon - sugar coated apple slices over the crumb mix
  12. Sprinkle raisins.
  13. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4.
  14. Cover with lot of crumb mix, dot with butter.
  15. Cover with lid or foil.
  16. Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30  minutes.
  17. Remove the lid/foil in the last 5 minutes so that crumbs become crisp and brown in colour.
  18. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and loads of smiles.

Variation

  1. Use pears/peaches in place of apples.

Recipe Notes

  • While cutting apples, keep the apple slices in a bowl of water to prevent discoloration.
  • Use cold butter only for better results.
  • If required, you can assemble everything and keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.