Apple Crumble/Apple Crisp

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Apple crumble is a very popular Western dessert. In the United States, it is commonly known as Apple Crisp. I did not know about this dessert when I was living in India. I first had a crumble in France, at a French friend's place. They had made pear crumble which was just amazingly delicious. Since then, I have made it several times, and over the years I have modified the recipe to make it healthier. In this dessert, flavored apple slices are topped with crumbly flour, sugar and butter mix. Often rolled oats and nuts are also used to top the crumble to enhance the flavor. Then, the slice and crumble mix is baked until crisp and aromatic. For crumbles, one can also use a combination of fruits. Some very popular combinations are apple and pear, peach and strawberries, and a combination of berries. Often people like to serve crumble with ice-creams, however I feel it is a very rich and delicious dish in itself. This recipe of apple crumble is easy to follow. Be imaginative and make it your way and serve it your way…. Try this apple crumble recipe and please do share your comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi

 apple crumble

(serves 4-8)

  • 4 apples (I use organic gala apples)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour

Ingredients for crumble layer

  • ½ cup cold butter
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pecans/ walnuts

Some other things

  • 1 baking dish about 12 inch long
  • 1 Tsp butter to grease the dish

To Serve

  • Vanilla ice cream to taste (optional)
 apple crumble
Ingredients for apple crumble

Method of preparation

  1. Grease a 12 inch baking dish . It could be of any shape.
  2. Preheat oven at 375°F/ 190°C.
  3. Wash apples and cut them into thin slices. Remove the core. I have kept the skin of the the apple but you can remove it if you wish to.
  4. Sprinkle sugar, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and 1 tbsp whet flour on apple slices. Toss well. Keep aside.
 apple slices
apple slices coated with flavoring

Method of preparation to make Crumble layer

  1. Cut cold butter into quarter inch pieces .
  2. In a bowl mix wheat flour, all purpose flour, rolled oats and sugar.
  3. Add butter pieces in the flour and crumble them with finger tips. Keep the crumble mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes, this makes the crumble aromatic, taste better and crispier after baking.
 apple crumble
crumbly flour and oat mixture
  1. In the greased baking dish transfer the flavor coated apple slices. Press them slightly.
  2. Arrange the crumbly mixture evenly on top of apple slices.
 apple crumble
apple crumble arrangement
  1. Press the crumble layer and spread it evenly.
 apple crumble
  1. Top the crumble with pecan or walnut pieces.
 apple crumble
  1. Keep the baking dish in the pre heated oven and bake apple crumble for about 35-40 minutes or until aromatic and the color of crumble changes.
 apple crumble

To Serve:

  1. Let the apple crumble cool for 15-20 minutes.
  2. With a flat serving spoon take a serving portion, and set it on the serving dish. Delicious crumble is ready to serve.
  3. You can also serve crumble with vanilla ice cream.
 apple crumble

Some Tips/Suggestion:

  1. You can also use pear with apples for this preparation.
  2. I like to add wheat flour to cut the amount of all purpose flour. You can change the flour as per your taste.
  3. You can also use walnuts or almonds instead of pecans as per taste.

Some other dessert recipes

Some Other Fruit Delicacies