Saturday, January 29, 2011

Simple Apple Crumble

It's such a simple dessert, pure comfort food.

Simple Apple Crumble

I wanted something quick and easy for after dinner tonight and this is what I picked.  Using a can of apple pie for a shortcut because I didn't have the time to make the filling myself, but I'm giving you the recipe for the apple pie filling in case you don't like the canned stuff.

Simple Apple Crumble

Simple Apple Crumble

3-4 good baking apples

1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 packed cup light brown sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Peel and core apples, then chop in roughly 1/3 to 1/2-inch chunks. Place apples in a glass pie plate.  Stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingers, mix well with a pastry blender, or pulse the dry ingredients and butter in a food processor until the mixture resembles crumbs. Mix in the brown sugar until blended.

Simple Apple Crumble

3. Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the apples.

4. Bake until the topping is crisp and golden, which should be 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.

Simple Apple Crumble


  1. That just looks so warm and comforting. Apple crumble is one of my faves. I have a linky party on my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  2. How gorgous is that? I love apple crumble, but yours is looking so darn good...