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Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

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Apple crumble (or apple crisp in US and Canada) is a dessert dish of baked apples topped with a crisp crust. I learnt to make this dessert during my secondary school home economics class, ages ago. I have forgotten almost everything I studied in school but I still remember this recipe.

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It remained one of my favourite dessert recipes because it is noob friendly – just a few ingredients, no complicated steps and no need for electrical mixer to prepare the crumble topping. This is the perfect, fuss-free dessert for entertaining. The preparation work is under 15 minutes and I prepare everything beforehand, baking it about 10 minutes before dinner so that it will be piping hot (served with a scoop of ice cream) when served.  There are many ways of making apple crumble – some recipes involve stewing the apples first, and some recipes uses a pie crust (mine kind of resembles an apple cobbler as it do not have the bottom crust). This fuss-free method is what I learnt in school and I absolutely love the speed and simplicity of this recipe. 

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Apple Crumble (Step-by-Step)
Making Apple Crumble Sift the flour and cinnamon powder into a large mixing bowl.
Making Apple Crumble Add cubed butter to sifted flour. Using fingertips, gently rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Making Apple Crumble Add sugar and mix well with a spoon.
Making Apple Crumble Peel and core the apple. Slice thinly. Arrange apple slices in a greased, shallow baking gratin dish.
Making Apple Crumble Cover apples with the rubbed-in mixture and press lightly with the back of a spoon.
Apple Crumble Bake in the oven until the topping is lightly golden brown.

25 comments on “Apple Crumble”

  1. Would it be possible to use uncooked oats as a replacement for butter? :)
    I remember cooking the most delicious apple crumble once during a school camp – there were minimal ingredients available and they even used Nestle Cereal, but it was the best apple crumble ever!!

    • Hi, yes you can add oats for taste and texture, but they are not a replacement for butter. Google “apple crumble without butter” and you can find suggestions such as using olive oil and margarine.

  2. No mixer sounds good for me! If I want to make apple crumble next time, I will definitely try your recipe.

  3. Your apple crumble look really nice!

  4. i dislike apples but love them baked in the form of apple crumble ofcos heheheh

  5. Where to buy cooking apples? Different from normal red apples?

  6. What a lovely dessert, I loved this!

  7. Wow… I love this especially the steps are pretty easy. I used to buy every week ends from one of the bakery shop apple crumble tartlets without fail. Now I can make my own… yeah.

  8. Hi there, just tried your recipe for dessert after dinner. Taste great! My hubby loves it. Thanks for sharing!

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