Simple Apple Crumble Recipe
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- 3-4 good baking apples (Jonagold, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, etc.)
2 tablespoons sugar or honey, more or less to taste
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
- 2/3 cup rolled oats (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
How to make Simple Apple Crumble
This serves about 4-6 people, and goes well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh-whipped cream, but fine on its own for tea, dessert, or late-night snacking after a long session of spinning records. You could also add 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg and/or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves for an extra kick.
- 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 and sprinkle them with sugar. If you don't have a glass pie plate, anything ceramic or glass that's 9x9 inches (but no bigger) should do fine. Smaller is okay, providing it can hold 6 cups worth of yum.
- 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.
- Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the apples.
- Bake until the topping is crisp and golden, which should be 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.
This recipe is easy to make for a vegan! Just substitute butter for vegan margarine. I like Earth Balance's products, as they don't use hydrogenated oils.