This basic apple crumble recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare.  Soft apples and crumbles make a nice combination.  

Apple Crumble

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!

Apple Crumble with Heavy Cream

It’s a classic, delicious apple crumble.  I will share other crumble recipes with different fruits later.

Peeled and Cored Apples

How to Make Basic Apple Crumble with Step by Step Pictures

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.

Apples tossed with sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and lemon juice.

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.

Adding crumbles on top of the apples

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!

Apple crumble after baked


Basic Apple Crumble Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This apple crumble is delicious with soft apples and crispy crumbles.  

Course: Crumble
Servings: 9
Calories: 217 kcal
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Grease 8 inch (20cm) square pyrex or an oven-proof dish and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for an hour or until the top becomes golden brown and the crumbles are crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with ice-cream or heavy cream.
Recipe Notes

* You can increase or decrease the lemon juice amount depending on the sweetness and tartness of the apples.

**You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.


The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.











Basic Apple Crumble Recipe

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