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Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Jessa Marie
Check out this easy apple crumble recipe that is perfect for the fall season! It only takes 30 minutes to prep.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 436 kcal


  • hand mixer
  • 9x9 inch baking pan
  • parchment paper


Homemade Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Apple Filling

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 5 apples peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 3 tbsps of flour

Crumble Topping

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for your crust until you have a consistent dough. It shouldn't be too sticky or oily. Refrigerate the dough while you prepare the other layers.
  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves for your filling and set aside.
  • Next in a separate bowl, mix together apples, your brown sugar mixture, and lemon juice (see image one).
  • Mix in the flour one tbsp at a time being mindful of how much liquid is in your mixture. If your apples contain a lot of juice, you will want to use all the flour to balance it out. If not, you may want to use less. Set aside once you have finished.
  • For your crumble, mix your brown sugar and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add in the softened butter and cream together with a mixer.
  • Next add in flour and oats, mixing well with a wooden spoon until fully combined. Using your hands create crumbs from the dough for sprinkling (see image two).
  • Roll out the crust dough that you had refrigerated onto parchment paper until it is a 1/4 inch thick and is large enough for a 9x9 inch pan. Transfer parchment paper with crust to your baking pan for your first layer (see tip 3 and image 3).
  • Next evenly distribute your apple filling on top of the crust layer until your pan is filled (see image 4).
  • Finally sprinkle your crumbs on top as the final layer for your apple crumble (see image 5).
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until your crumbs appear golden brown and your filling is no longer runny (see image 6).
  • Cool for 5 minutes and then transfer onto a cooling rack. Do this by lifting the apple crumble out of the pan using the excess parchment paper.
  • Cut into 9 equal slices and serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Keyword Apple Crumble, Easy Apple Crumble Recipe, Thanksgiving Dessert