Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Easy Apple Crumble

This Easy Apple Crumble Recipe is quick to put together and full of warm cinnamon and apple flavor. A delicious dessert the family will love for the holidays.

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The warm cinnamon and sugar coated apples in this Easy Apple Crumble Recipe isn’t even the icing. It’s the crumble top that perfectly compliments those apples that puts this recipe over the top. The simplicity of this recipe make this apple crumble a keeper.

Though a tradition apple crumble would be made with delicious, tart granny smith apples this recipe is a mixer of granny smith and McIntosh apples. One of the things we love to do as a family is to go to the farm and pick apples.

easy apple crumble

Have you ever had that moment when you’re at the grocery store to just pick up a couple of items and end up with a whole cart full of stuff? Well that’s apple picking, (actually any type of picking) with this family. And by the time you realize you have way too many apples it’s too late.

But that’s one of the reason I love this recipe. It’s simple, flavorful and it utilizes whatever apples you  already have in the house. If you have granny smith apples, use them but if you don’t you can still make this easy apple crumble recipe. Personally, I like the flavor you get from using lots of different apples.

easy apple crumble

Sometimes we use a combination of pink ladies and gala apples. Another time we used a combination of granny smiths apples and gala apples. Both were delicious. My suggestion is to use the apples you like. That way, you will always get a delicious apple crumble.

It’s like the best of the apple pie without having to make a crust. Traditionally, this would be served with vanilla bean ice cream but you know us, we’re rebels so we had our apple crumble with salted caramel ice cream. It was absolutely delicious.

If you like apple recipes you should try our apple carrot muffin recipe.

Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Makes 6 servings


  • large apples, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • ice cream, for serving

Tools: apple slicer, peeler, large bowl, medium bowl, large baking dish (square)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash apples. Then peel and slice.

easy apple crumble

In a large bowl, toss together apples, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and lemon.

In a medium bowl, combine flour walnuts and brown sugar. Pour in melted butter until mixture looks crumbly (like sand).

easy apple crumble

Butter the bottom of the baking dish. Then add coated apples in layers.

Next add the brown sugar walnut mixture evenly over the apples.

Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Once finished (apples will start to bubble), remove from oven and allow to slightly cool.

Serve warm with  ice cream, whipped cream or cinnamon spiced greek yogurt.

easy apple crumble

Your family will love this Easy Apple Crumble Recipe as much as ours. Comment below and let me know what topping you served on this apple crumble.


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