Apple Crumble is a 9×13 pan dessert full of sweetened apples and a thick crumble layer with brown sugar and oatmeal.  Serve it with some ice cream and you will be in heaven. I promise you’ll believe it’s the perfect crumble recipe.

APPLE CRUMBLE RECIPE

My husband John is always on the search for the perfect apple crumble.

 

He orders it at every restaurant and is always disappointed…not enough crumble on top, too dry, apples too mushy…you get the drift.

 

This version, however, he loved. I have always thought it’s bold to label a dish as “the best” or “perfect” because you set some really high expectations but I have no qualms about calling this the perfect apple dessert.

 

What I love about crumbles versus pies is that there’s no pie crust involved. I’m terrible at pie crusts.

 

Apple Crumble with ice cream

INGREDIENTS

  • Apples – you can use any apples like Gala, Fiji, or Honeycrisp or Granny Smith. Granny Smith are a little more tart and complement the sweetness of the crumble.
  • Old Fashioned Oats – quick oats will work as well but I like the texture of old fashioned.
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Lemon Juice – adds a bright flavor and helps make the sauce for the apples
  • Butter
  • Nutmeg
  • Nuts
  • Baking Powder/ Baking Soda
apples with cinnamon sugar

Just peel, core, and slice the apples. Not too thick, not too thick. I like to cut them in 1/4 inch slices. Sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar…

 

crumble topping

Add your crumble layer.

 

Apple Crumble

 

If you aren’t good at pie crusts, try this Apple Crumble for Thanksgiving instead of apple pie. Trust me…you won’t miss your pie a bit.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CRUMBLE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples.

  3. For the Topping: Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, pecans, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes or until apples are cooked and crumble is golden brown.

  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Apple Crumble

Serve warm with ice cream!

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Yield: 12 servings

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble is a 9×13 pan dessert full of sweetened apples and a thick crumble layer with brown sugar and oatmeal.  Serve it with some ice cream and you will be in heaven. I promise you’ll believe it’s the perfect crumble recipe.

Ingredients

Apples:

  • 10
    cups
    apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I use about 6 Granny Smith apples)
  • 1/2
    cup
    white sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    nutmeg
  • 2
    tablespoons
    lemon juice

Topping:

  • 1
    cup
    old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1
    cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    cup
    butter, melted
  • 1/2
    cup
    chopped pecans or walnuts
    (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour lemon juice on top.

  3. For the Topping: Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nuts (if using) and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes or until apples are cooked and crumble is golden brown.

  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

apple crumble