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Apple crumble on a white plate topped with a scoop of melty vanilla ice cream.
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Apple Crumble Recipe

This warm and cozy apple crumble is an old fashioned dessert that everyone loves. Sweet cinnamon-spiced apples covered in a brown sugar crumb topping. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 323kcal


Apple filling:

  • 6 cups peeled thinly sliced apples see note
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, apple juice, or water
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 ½ inch deep dish pie plate or 9x9 square baking dish. Set aside.
  • For the filling: In a large bowl combine apples, juice, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir gently until completely combined. Dump the mixture (and any accumulated juices) into the prepared baking dish. Using your fingers, crumble the mixture over the fruit, occasionally pressing some of it together to form clumps.
  • For the topping: combine flour, both sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Add cubed butter (it should be cold). With a pastry cutter or using your fingers cut/rub the butter into the flour mixture until it is in small pebble-sized pieces and resembles sand.
  • Spray a piece of foil with nonstick spray and cover the baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown, the apples are tender, and the juices are bubbling around the edges. Cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.



You will need about 4 large or 5-6 medium-sized apples. Apples should be sliced ¼ inch thick or smaller. I recommend using Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, or a combination of those.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg