The TASTIEST Apple Crumble

Sometimes are you want is a cinnamon-y, buttery apple crumble that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! This recipe will be your new go-to apple crumble recipe so make sure to bookmark this one. There are many simple yet delicious desserts out there and this is definitely one of them. I don’t think you’re able to mess this one up, no joke!

This crumble is also perfect to take to your next gathering. I like making it beforehand and then just popping it in the oven when I arrive at the party. With that said it might be easier just baking it off beforehand and warming it up just before serving, especially when you’re serving it with ice cream because who doesn’t love that hot-cold combo. You can also serve it with pouring cream, whipped cream or custard.

So there are many ways to approach a recipe once you’ve made it. It might be perfect for YOU from the get go or you might feel the need to add a little bit more or less of this and that. Ultimately, you’re the chef and most recipes should be taken as guidelines.

For example, in this recipe, I like using treacle sugar or known as soft brown sugar but depending on your budget, light brown sugar might be better (I’ve used both and they’re equally as good). Treacle sugar will provide a deeper taste profile thanks to the molasses in the sugar – the crumble will also be darker when using treacle sugar compared to the light brown sugar. Also, I like my apple filling to be more tart so I add more lemon juice than most recipes. I also add an addition 1/2 tsp of salt to the crumble because I’m a sucker for that sweet, salty and buttery combination. All these additions have already been calculated into the recipe so don’t feel the need to add more – I’m just trying to remind you that you are the chef so once you’ve given my recipe a go, adjust where you feel necessary when making it a second time (which I hope you do).

You can easily double the recipe so feel free to do that. You also don’t have to peel the apples if you don’t want to – this will depend on whether or not you like the added texture. Talking about texture, if you want your apples to be softer than usual or more stew like than make sure to bake the crumble for an additional 15mins. The apples breakdown quite quickly so an extra 15mins makes a huge difference. Otherwise just stick to the minimum time of 35mins. The dish size I used was as follows: 30L x 24 W x 7D which will easily serve 6 people, even 8. You could use a smaller but deeper dish if you’d like, just make sure the crumble is to stacked as you want it to crisp up in the oven.

If you were wondering, yes, you can freeze apple crumble. They are great for freezing baked or unbaked, and can last for 3 – 4 months in the freezer if stored correctly. For a baked crumble, place the dish in an airtight container and freeze in the coldest area of your freezer.

Check the recipe video below to see what the final product will be looking like!

The TASTIEST Apple Crumble

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • The Filling:
  • 1350g cubed granny smith apples (about 12 medium apples)
  • 1/2 cup (80g) treacle sugar or light brown sugar
  • Juice from 1 whole lemon (2 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp corn starch or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • The Topping:
  • 1 1/4 cup treacle sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1 cup 1/2 flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10 tbsp salted butter, melted


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Peel, core and cut the granny smith apples into bite size cubes. Please note that the weight of the apples (1350g) is the total weight needed AFTER the apples have been cut. Place the cubed apples into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the sugar, lemon juice, corn starch, salt and cinnamon together and mix until fully combined. Pour the mixture into your baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl add the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and melted butter together. Mix using a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumble over the apples.
  5. Bake for 35-45mins until golden brown and bubbly. If you like the apples to become more like “stewed apples” the feel free to bake for 55mins to and hour. Just keep an eye on the crumble as you don’t want it top burn.
  6. Allow the crumble to cool for about 15mins before serving.

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