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5 from 10 votes

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

This easy apple crumble recipe is delicious and so easy to make with tangy soft apples and crispy crumbles.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 400 g (3 med-large or 4 small apples-almost 3 and ½ cups) Golden Apples, peeled, cored and sliced*
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice**
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 105 g (¾ cup) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)***
  • 105 g (½ cup) granulated sugar
  • 75 g (⅓ cup) butter, cut into cubes, cold
  • 75 g (½ cup) mixture of ground and roughly chopped walnuts and hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F(177°C). Grease 8 inch (20cm) square pyrex or an oven-proof dish and set aside.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples into 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. Leave the excess juice in the bowl and line the mixture evenly into the oven-proof dish.
  • Crumble: Place the cubed butter and flour into a medium bowl. Rub them with your fingertips or use a fork to cut butter into flour until they look like crumbs. Add in the sugar, cinnamon and nuts, just mix to combine. 
  • Assemble:  Sprinkle the crumbles over 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 55-60 minutes or until the top becomes golden brown and the crumbles are crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with ice-cream or heavy cream.


*I prefer using tart apples such as Golden or Granny Smith. If you like you can use others.  If you prefer to use sweet and juicy apples such as Gala or others, you may need to use 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch-depending on how juicy they are-when preparing the apple mixture.
** 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.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg