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Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

For best results, serve the apple crumble hot with a scoop of ice cream.

Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple crumble (or apple crisp in US and Canada) is a dessert dish of baked apples topped with a crisp crust. This is an easy recipe with only 5 ingredients and no mixer required.

You can bake the crumble in one sharing gratin dish or in individual servings ramekins so that you can serve it directly with a scoop of ice cream. Besides apple, you can also experiment with a combination of apples and rhubarb or berries.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins


  • 50 grams plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 25 grams butter cut to small cubes
  • 2 tbsp caster or super fine sugar to taste
  • 1 cooking apple such as Golden Delicious & Granny Smith
  • ice cream


  1. Sift the flour and cinnamon powder into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add cubed butter to sifted flour. Using fingertips, gently rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add sugar and mix well with a spoon.
  3. Peel and core the apple. Slice thinly. Arrange apple slices in a greased, shallow baking gratin dish or ramekin(s).
  4. Cover apples with the rubbed-in mixture and press lightly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake at pre-heated oven of 200°C (392°F) for about 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly golden brown.
  6. Break crumble to smaller pieces and serve in a dessert glass. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream.

Noob Cook Tips

  1. Make sure the butter cubes, when added to the flour, is still solid and not melty/liquid.
  2. If the crumble is cooked but the topping is not browned to your liking, you can help brown the crust by using the grill or broil feature of your oven for a few minutes.
  3. If desired, you may also add some uncooked oats to the crumble topping mixture.

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25 Responses to “Apple Crumble”

  1. lisaiscooking — February 21, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    This is a great comfort-food dessert! It’s so perfect with a scoop of ice cream. Once again, simple is best!


  2. daphne — February 21, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    apple crumble is one of my fav desserts. it’s light, hot and so heart warming for some reason.. especially with ice cream. Nice tips.


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  4. Christine's Recipes — February 22, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I was just craving apple crumble last night. What a coincidence.
    Will make some soon.


  5. The Sudden Cook — February 22, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Ooooooh…I like the little plastic like cups – has a real ice cream parlour like feel to it. This sounds simple enough for me to try. Thanks!


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  7. B — February 22, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Mmm, delicious crispy top with warm and soft apples underneath. A delicious dessert without being overly sweet.


  8. Jewel — March 30, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    Hi..:) did u use salted or unsalted butter? Planning to make this for desert for a family party. :)


    • wiffy replied: — April 3rd, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

      Hi, I’m using unsalted butter.


  9. Sue — December 11, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

    Hihi! Is it possible to prepare and store in fridge overnight before baking the next day? Thanks!


    • wiffy replied: — December 12th, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

      Yes, you can.