Apple crumble (or apple crisp in US and Canada) is a dessert dish of baked apples topped with a crisp crust. I learnt to make this dessert during my secondary school home economics class, ages ago. I have forgotten almost everything I studied in school but I still remember this recipe.
It remained one of my favourite dessert recipes because it is noob friendly – just a few ingredients, no complicated steps and no need for electrical mixer to prepare the crumble topping. This is the perfect, fuss-free dessert for entertaining. The preparation work is under 15 minutes and I prepare everything beforehand, baking it about 10 minutes before dinner so that it will be piping hot (served with a scoop of ice cream) when served. There are many ways of making apple crumble – some recipes involve stewing the apples first, and some recipes uses a pie crust (mine kind of resembles an apple cobbler as it do not have the bottom crust). This fuss-free method is what I learnt in school and I absolutely love the speed and simplicity of this recipe.
|Apple Crumble (Step-by-Step)|
|Sift the flour and cinnamon powder into a large mixing bowl.|
|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.|
|Peel and core the apple. Slice thinly. Arrange apple slices in a greased, shallow baking gratin dish.|
|Cover apples with the rubbed-in mixture and press lightly with the back of a spoon.|
|Bake in the oven until the topping is lightly golden brown.|
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.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins