Apple Crumble


This apple crumble is easy to make for a delicious fall dessert. This recipe works with pears, peaches, or berries as well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 8x10-inch crumble

This apple crumble recipe is the perfect way to welcome fall. Full of cozy autumnal flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg, you'll want to make this apple crumble all season long.

apple crumble on a white plate with apples and a baking dish in the background

Apple Crumble Ingredients

These are the easy-to-find ingredients you'll need to make this apple crumble recipe:

路 Apples: Granny Smith apples are ideal for this recipe, as they are quite flavorful and tend to hold their shape during the baking process.
路 Lemon juice: Sprinkle a mixture of lemon juice and water over the apples to prevent browning.
路 Sugar: A cup of white sugar sweetens things up, perfectly balancing the tart flavor from the Granny Smith apples.
路 Flour: You'll need all-purpose flour for the "crumbly" part of this apple crumble recipe!
路 Spices: This cozy dessert is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor, but it won't make it taste salty.
路 Butter: Unsalted butter adds richness and flavor to the topping. Make sure the butter is cold (otherwise, the sugary topping will spread).

How to Make Apple Crumble

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below 鈥 but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this delicious apple crumble:

1. Place the apple pieces in a baking dish, then sprinkle with the lemon-water mixture.
2. Combine the sugar, flour, spices, and salt in another bowl. Add the butter.
3. Pour the flour mixture over the apples and bake until bubbly.

Nicole's Best Apple Crumble Tips

"It's hard to fathom how something so easy that took literal minutes to come together can taste so good," says culinary producer Nicole McLaughlin (a.k.a. NicoleMcMom) about this cozy apple crumble recipe. Here are a few of her best tips and tricks:

The easiest way to slice an apple, according to Nicole, is to cut each side off of the core. You can cut 录-inch slices from there.
Some people prefer to leave a bit of the peel on the apples for texture, but Nicole thinks it makes it a bit too fibrous and chewy. She likes to peel the whole thing.
While you can use a mixer to incorporate the butter into the flour mixture, Nicole likes to "feel the love" by using her hands. Keep mixing until it feels like wet sand.

How to Serve Apple Crumble

Make sure to let the apple crumble sit at room temperature before you serve it. This extra time will allow the filling to thicken. While it's perfectly fine to enjoy it as-is, we strongly recommend serving apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

apple crumble on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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How to Store Apple Crumble

Allow the apple crumble leftovers to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can You Freeze Apple Crumble?

Yes, you can freeze apple crumble! If you plan to freeze it, bake the crumble in a foil pan. Cover the whole thing tightly with storage wrap, then wrap it again with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 4 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Pile sliced apples in an 8x10-inch casserole dish. Mix water and lemon juice together and sprinkle over apples.

  3. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well using an electric mixer. Add butter pieces and mix until mixture is crumbly; sprinkle evenly over apples.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly to thicken before serving in bowls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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