Apple crumble is underrated. Yes, it's simple, and yes, probably no one would choose it when eating a three-course dinner at a restaurant, but we all have to cut apple crumble some slack.
Just imagine the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the kitchen. There's something about it that just makes us feel at home. Then topping a warm, straight-out-of-the-oven crumble with vanilla ice cream that starts melting almost instantly. How can someone not like it?
Treat yourself to a fruity, crispy, mouthwatering dessert. Follow this recipe to learn how to make a crumble.
Simple Apple Crumble Recipe
2 lb or 6-8 apples of your choice
1 tbsp white flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice (or water)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats or oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
125g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
Pinch of salt
For the apple filling
For the oatmeal crumble topping
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Peel and core apples of your choice. We recommend using granny smith for sweet-tart flavors, or any other apples if you prefer your crumble to be sweeter. You can reuse this recipe and substitute apples for pears or any other type of stone fruit, like peaches. Once your apples are deseeded, slice them or cut them into 3/5” cubes.
Place sliced apples in a bowl. Sprinkle with flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Then add a splash of juice and mix everything so that the mixture spreads evenly. Divide apple into small ceramic bowls.
Take a separate bowl to prepare the oat crumble topping. Add all the ingredients under the topping list and mix them well together until you get a clumpy dough. It should resemble wet sand. Spread it over each ramekin dish. You can use a spoon or your hands to achieve more of that crumbly texture.
Bake for 30-40min or until golden brown and crispy. Take ramekin dishes out of the oven and let the crumble sit for 10min. It will be piping hot, so you want to set it aside for a couple of minutes so you wouldn't burn yourself. An extra few minutes also help that apple filling get a little bit thicker.
Serve your apple pie crumble while warm. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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