Last weekend, I posted my deliciously easy Apple Strudel Rolls. Did I mention they were delicious? Now it is on to the next appley concoction: Apple Crumble!
Some might call this Apple Crisp, and by “some”, I mean the website I got this recipe from, Glorious Goodies. They referred to it as a “crisp” in one place, and a “crumble” in another place. This confused me. I’m not really sure of the difference, and I have never made either, but using my keen sense of taste and keener sense of common sense, I am going with Apple Crumble. This dessert is a layer of brown-sugar-and-spices-covered-apples, with a thick, crumbly crust-like…wait for it…crumble on top…yup, it’s an Apple Crumble. It is kind of crispy, I suppose, but not really. It is crumbly. Let’s be straight. Apple. Crumble. It truly is a quick version of an apple pie and I recommend it if you don’t feel like going through the motions of making pie crust and all that. Or even if you do feel like going through the trouble. This is delicious and the ease-level is nearly incomparable.
This recipe is pretty straightforward and I don’t really have much to say about it. It is a pretty fool-proof recipe. The only way you can really mess it up is if you burn it, and that would be quite a challenge; this crumble made my whole apartment smell apple-spicey and delicious. It was quite impossible to forget about it!
On a separate note, Daisy is going to be 8 months old at the end of the month! She is 65lbs and as energetic and carefree as ever. She is quite a handful, but she is a good lil pup and I love her to death!
Now that I’ve bragged about my puppy, enjoy the recipe!
Prep time: 20 mins
Bake time: 30 mins
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup butter room temperature
3-5 apples depending on the size
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or spray a 9″x 9″ baking pan.
- Peel and thinly slice the apples – about 5 cups worth.
- Mix together 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of the flour and stir into the sliced apples. Place this mixture into the bottom of 9″x 9″ buttered baking pan.
- Combine the rolled oats, remaining 3/4 cup flour, remaining 1/2 brown sugar, (optional walnuts) and cinnamon together.
- Cut in the butter and work mixture into a crumbly texture.
- Spread the crumble topping evenly over apples in the baking pan. (A pastry cutter works nicely – see the picture!)
- Place into the preheated oven. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the apples are tender and the topping is golden and crisp.
Most delicious when served warm and with vanilla ice cream!!! (Though cool and by itself is scrumptious as well!)