This basic apple crumble recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Soft apples and crumbles make a nice combination.
I love apple crumble. The soft baked apples and the crispy crumbles make the perfect combination. Although it is very easy to make, it is so hard to wait while it is baking. You can prepare it just in 10 minutes however it takes almost an hour to bake. But it is worth it!
It’s a classic, delicious apple crumble. I will share other crumble recipes with different fruits later.
I start by peeling, coring and slicing the apples as cubes almost 0,8 inches (2 cm) thick. Then I put them into a medium bowl and toss with sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and lemon juice. Later, I evenly line them into the baking dish. I set aside.
After that, I make the crumble. I put the flour and the cold butter into a medium mixing bowl and rub them with my fingertips until they look like breadcrumbs. Then I add in the sugar, cinnamon and nuts and mix just to combine. I put the mixture on top of the apples and shake the baking dish so the crumbles go deeper from the sides. By this way, I prevent apples from caramelizing too much.
I bake for an hour or until the color is golden brown and the crumbles are stiff. I top them with ice cream or heavy cream. Enjoy your apple crumble!
Basic Apple Crumble Recipe
This apple crumble is delicious with soft apples and crispy crumbles.
- 400 g (3 Med-Big) Golden Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice*
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 105 g (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)**
- 105 g (1 cup) granulated sugar
- 75 g (1/3 cup) butter, cut into cubes, cold
- 75 g (1/2 cup) mixture of ground and roughly chopped walnuts and hazelnuts
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Grease 8 inch (20cm) square pyrex or an oven-proof dish and set aside.
Peel, core and slice the apples as cubes almost 0,8 inches (2 cm) thick. Place the cube apples into a medium bowl and toss with sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and lemon juice. Line the mixture evenly into the oven-proof dish.
Crumble: Place the cube butters and flour in a medium bowl. Rub them with your fingertips until they look like crumbs. Add in the sugar, cinnamon and nuts, just mix to combine. Put the crumbles onto the apples evenly. If you don't want your apples to be caramelized too much from the sides, shake the dish so the crumbles can coat the sides.
Bake for an hour or until the top becomes golden brown and the crumbles are crispy.
Remove from the oven and serve with ice-cream or heavy cream.
* You can increase or decrease the lemon juice amount if your apples are too tart or sweet.
The nutrition information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.