Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Apple Crumble Recipe

This warming fruit dessert is quick and easy to make. We don't like the crumble topping to go soggy, so the apple layer is moist but not watery. If you prefer, you can use brown sugar in the topping instead of white sugar. We like to serve our crumble with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and/or custard.

Serves 6.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

4 medium apples (we used Granny Smith apples)
40ml (2 tablespoons) water
38g (2 tablespoons) sugar

75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
60g (3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon) caster sugar
60g (scant 1/2 cup) finely chopped pecans or almonds
60g butter, chopped

Peel and core apples. Chop apples into eighths then cut each eighth in half. You should have about 450g of peeled, chopped apple.

Place apple, water and sugar in a large saucepan; cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat so that the mixture is rapidly simmering. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until apples are just soft.

Spoon cooked apple into a shallow ovenproof dish with a capacity of at least 1 litre (4 cups). We use a pie plate that measures 22.5cm across the top and 20cm across the bottom. © exclusivelyfood.com.au

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius (170 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

Mix flour, caster sugar and nuts together in a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour mixture until well combined.

Sprinkle topping over apple.

Bake for about 25 minutes, until topping is lightly browned. Serve hot or warm.
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Blogger indosungod said...

I have my main course at home and for dessert I just step here and pick and choose :)

24/5/06 12:56 am  
Blogger Ange said...

Yum, I love my apple crumble with some mixed berries thrown in too

25/5/06 3:20 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Eric, we haven't included any spices in our recipe due to personal preference, but if you like mixed spice or cinnamon they would be a great addition!

4/6/06 4:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recipe looks good - I'll try it tomorrow :)

5/7/06 11:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait to try it!

14/8/06 3:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummmm this is the best apple crumble ever!!!!! if u added spices which would be the best? thanx 4 a great recipe!

19/8/06 10:37 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Our preference would be 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon which could either be added to the cooked apple or mixed in with the flour.

20/8/06 7:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try half a teaspoon of cloves to give a lovely aromatic taste

15/9/06 8:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me and my nanna just made it and it looks great!!
it looks a bit low though.

20/9/06 2:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I substituted the nuts for coconut and it turned into a great recipe for kids! Yummy.

27/9/06 9:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my my!!!..this recipie saved my life!!!..i love my apple crum

10/10/06 2:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was surfing on the net for the best possible recipe and your crumble's groove caught my move!

29/10/06 7:38 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/11/06 8:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this evening to compliment a pork roast and it was delish!

22/11/06 10:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i am 13 and i just made the apple crummble it is so easy and delisous

24/11/06 9:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! im 13 and ive tried to make many other crumble recipies but this is definatly a winner! everyone at the party asked what i used
than you ,

8/12/06 2:21 pm  
Blogger China Kat said...

I think that it would be a nice addition to use granola and or rolled oats in the crumble mix with brown sugar, it gives it a wonderful crunchy sweet topping. I like it best served with custard. What do you think of my suggestion?

16/12/06 1:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read all the feed back. Will try the crumble with a combination of oats and coconut, instead of nuts, so I can use what's in the cupboard. It might taste like an Anzac biscuit...yum yum "Anzac Apple Crumble"

23/2/07 11:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter and i made it and devoured the lot,,,sensational !! Making it again tonight with some juicy peaches,thanks.

7/3/07 5:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey there! i think your recipes ROCK!(: love all of them. am going to make this with my mum now for my family. so excited! :D

24/3/07 5:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How easy was this to find and print off. I've added the site to my favourites.

9/5/07 4:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was devine =)

12/5/07 12:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahah, this is the 3rd time were making it =) ITS SOOO NICE x

16/5/07 4:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yum yum i was looking for a yummy desert and i found thanks!!!

27/5/07 5:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are reading this you HAVE to make this recipe...
well go on...

10/6/07 3:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys! I just tried this one & thought i'll have a taste, well..its so good that i just cant stop eating.
made some variations in the recipe though!
i added a bit of cinnamon powder, clove powder & nutmeg powder while cooking apples.
to the mixture, i added oats, coconuts & walnuts. and replaced with olive oil, wheat flour & brown sugar, for a healthier version.
just yummy!!!

6/8/07 2:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is SOOOOOO good that we have started to make it for our camps. some people may have variations but even without them it is just fine... thanks heaps

13/8/07 7:04 pm  
Blogger The Pasta Student said...

is it okay to use other apple varieties other than granny smith? i have a wholt bunch of mini red apples at home and i LOVE apple crumble!

29/8/07 10:37 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We have tested this recipe with Granny Smith apples although any type of apple could be used. When cooking the apples, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar and the cooking time if a different type of apple is used.

2/9/07 3:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, i love apple crumble, but am highly allergic to nuts, what other suggestions do you have as to what i can use instead?
Coconut is not really preferable though - fussy kids!!!

30/9/07 1:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well one thing is that you dont need to use nuts at all its Perfectly good without:)!

30/9/07 7:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I'm about to make this recipe tonight with cinammon and I'm wondering how high the oven should be on.

2/10/07 12:31 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We bake this crumble at 190 degrees Celsius (170 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

2/10/07 7:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the best apple crumble i have ever had!!! when the apples were cooking i put some cinnamon in and it tastes Sssssooooooo GOOD!!! i just had to make anther one!!

4/10/07 3:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thankyou so much ive recently become engaged and trying to impress my fiance, with my "low-cooking" skills i find this site as heaven sent thankyou so much for the beautiful,tasty and easy recipes

5/12/07 1:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing recipe, this is definately a keeper. Thanks a lot.

2/3/08 8:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummm sounds gd hav 2 go and make this delicious dessert

3/3/08 2:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reaally yummy! infact the best ever, but if u add cloves it is delicious! :p

1/5/08 3:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this recipe at home...yummy, but for Home economics at school i have to substitue apples for another type of fruit. Do you have any suggestions as to what fruit would be best with it... and with the new fruit, what other changes will i need to make?

20/5/08 4:15 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Zoe,

You could use mixed berries, pears, peaches or rhubarb instead of the apples. Unlike apples, very soft fruits don't need to be cooked in a saucepan before oven baking. We recommend that you sweeten the fruit with sugar to taste.

29/5/08 1:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is amazing! I made one portion and polished off the whole thing, it was that delicious :) thanks for sharing!
Ben, from Brunei.

19/6/08 8:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe was simple and delicious - I had visitors last evening and it was the quickest dessert I have ever made - everyone loved it and a perfect winter sweet to finish off a home cooked meal. Thank you.
Have you got some other winter desserts? like Sticky Date pudding?

23/6/08 9:54 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

On the right hand side of this page, above the list of savoury recipes, we have a link to our index of sweet recipes. We have a recipe for individual sticky date puddings and other dessert recipes that would be suitable for winter.

3/7/08 8:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this for 12 people and they all said it was really good. Simplest and yet tasty recipe I have tried. I substituted half of the caster sugar in the topping however for brown sugar.

8/7/08 8:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a nut allery in our family can you name a subsitute for the topping?

29/7/08 10:12 am  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We sometimes make the crumble without nuts, and just omit them from the recipe without adding anything else or adjusting the other ingredient quantities. If your family member is not allergic to coconut, you could use about 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut as a substitute for the pecans/almonds.

1/8/08 8:49 am  
Blogger Bev said...

In the topping I leave out the nuts and add coconut and crumbled corn flakes. Yum. This keeps the topping crunchy.

24/8/08 3:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Bev for that extra info about adding coconut and cornflakes. Apple Crumble is so easy to make and is delicious too. From Joy

30/8/08 6:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this a couple of weeks ago & my in-laws requested I make it again, they loved it ! Though this time, I doubled the amount of apples so it was higher in my round pie dish, added cinnamon sugar whilst apples were simmering & doubled the ingredients for the top crumble, also adding oats. Thanks to everyone for the other comments on what to add - my crumble looks awesome !

5/9/08 5:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how would i make this canned apples,fresh apples at the moment is are just to expensive

2/10/08 4:25 pm  
Blogger Bev said...

I always make this with canned pie apples or other canned pie fruit. It always turns out great. I also find fresh apples too expensive to use for cooking. Season canned apples with a little extra sugar and a pinch of cloves or a few drops of vanilla.

2/10/08 6:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thankyou SO much for all of your recipes! Even my grandma (who is a fussy eater) said that she would never eat another apple crumble agian unless I made it. I'm 13 and am a beginner at cooking but all of your recipes i've tried to make have come out successfully!

9/12/08 10:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic recipe. so simple and quick. watching the tennis - it's in the oven before the first set.

to the apples i added cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and sweetened it with dried fruit like sultanas/dates instead of sugar.

in the topping (to keep it crunchy and crumbly) i used oats, coconut, processed bran, corn flakes and linseed (also brown sugar instead of caster sugar for extra flavour).

great use for the over-ripe apples lying around. thanks!


23/1/09 11:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some vanilla in the crumble mix works a treat. also, serving with greek yoghurt is a delicious and healthier alternative!. enjoy.

23/1/09 11:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a EASY and Simple Recipe !! I made this for 60 people and i think only two people didn't like it... So Thank-you and i plan to make it many many more times. thanks :)

15/2/09 1:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've tried and its marvelous. little ground cinnamon help well.
Thank you for great recipe.

17/2/09 1:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cooked the apples with a few cloves and then spread a layer of blackberries on top. To the crumble mix I added some ground cloves, 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar, 2 tablespoons shredded coconut and 2 tablespoons rolled oats. Delicious! Thank you so much for this website ... I love it and have saved so many of the recipes to try :)

28/2/09 3:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for your recipe! It was one of the easiest available online! I put almond flakes :)

23/5/09 10:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum Yum!

7/8/09 7:43 pm  
Blogger Valkiria said...

I loved it... my husband is from Oz, I'm from Peru, and we live in Peru... he asked me for his bday to make apple crumble and here we don't know what it is... I looked for the best recipe and I found yours... absolutely amazing!!! so easy and delicious... and the best part is that I found granny smith apples in Peru!!! :) and my husband and all the family loved it!!!

22/8/09 7:41 am  
Anonymous Anna said...

I just made and tasted this recipe and I have to say this is the best I've ever tasted. It was delicious. I added cornflakes and cinnamon instead of the nuts. Thankyou very much for the recipe ! Keep it up ;)

27/10/09 9:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made the Apple Crumble at a family get-together dinner and my cousin loved it so much that she wants me to make it for her wedding next Saturday (with the help of my mum of course lol).

I've been busy reading through the comments and scribbling down everyones personal preferences to try out.

Apple crumble tastes sooo good and my family loves it! Thanks a bunch for your recipe :3

27/11/09 8:34 pm  
Anonymous Owen said...

Hey guys,

This is the best apple crumble recipe on the net. Requires cinnamon to be added when stewing the apples or the recipe becomes a tiny bit pedestrian. Due to the fact that I cook this in a lasagna dish (yes it's that popular) I find that doubling the recipe to allow for the additional capacity is essential. This dish has quickly become a stable favorite of my best mate's wife to the stage that it a requirement to get an invite over.

10/3/10 7:57 pm  
Anonymous Oh Jiraporn said...

If i make this in advance, can i microwave it before serving?

9/4/11 1:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This apple crumble was soo delicious. I've had this site bookmarked for over a year. Just a few days back, my in laws came over and I thought I'd try out the apple crumble. It was such an easy bake and came out just right. If you refridgerate it for a day the flavour sets in really really well. Very very nice recipe, hope to see and try more. Thank Amanda and Debbie

9/6/11 6:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to cook in individual sized ramekins? If so should temp and/or time be adjusted? Thank you.

24/1/12 7:08 pm  
Anonymous Emma said...

I made this for the first time and it tasted nice :-) .

I used the food processor to make the topping but found there wasn't enough, so I made more topping (ended up using almost double).

I used brown sugar in the topping and found that it was a little bit on the sweet side, so next time I would probably use slightly less sugar.

It also tasted really nice at room temperature with some cream.

22/4/12 7:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this for the first time tonight. Absolutely delicious! My 18 month old ate all his dinner for a change (your shepards pie) and loved dessert. Thank you, because of this site, I consider myself not a bad cook!

14/6/12 9:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy!!! I didn't have nuts on hand, so put 1/3 cup quick oats instead and it turned out really nice!

24/6/12 4:45 pm  

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