This old fashioned apple crumble is a classic dessert and for a good reason. It’s tart apples with sweet oats and brown sugar crumble topping is bound to please any crowd. I just know you’ll love this recipe as much as I do!
Apple crumble is one of those fall desserts that I look forward to each year and never seem to get tired of. Today, I’m sharing my old fashioned apple crumble recipe.
It’s a family recipe that is written down on a piece of weathered paper, with very little details included. You won’t find what kind of apples are recommended or what size pan to use. It was truly a recipe that was memorized and made from the heart. After many years of making this dish, I’ve gotten the ingredients and pan size just right!
Apples & Crumble Topping
When it comes to apple crumbles I personally prefer using Granny Smith apples. The tart apples paired with the sweet topping and ice cream are perfection together, so for this recipe I would stick with the tart apple varieties. Peeling the apples allows the apples to bake evenly and creates a better, more crispy texture.
The crumble topping is a combination of quick cooking oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and cinnamon. This topping can be made in a large bowl with a pastry cutter or in a food processor. I much prefer a couple of pulses in the food processor for the sake of time. Just note – when using the processor, be sure to leave out the oats. Once the other ingredients come to a good crumble, mix in the oats by hand. This will keep the oats in tack.
This recipe is baked in a large casserole dish. The dish that I like to use is equivalent to a 9″x13″ pan. You could certainly make this crumble in individual baking dishes. I would just recommend reducing the bake time.
Old Fashioned Apple Crumble
- 5 Granny Smith apples Peeled & Sliced
- 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats Not instant or old fashioned oats!
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 12 Tbsp. butter, cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and sliced the apples into thin slices, about 1/4" thick or less. Toss the apple slices in a bowl with the sugars and cinnamon. Once coated, spread out in a casserole dish or 9"x13" pan and let sit.
In a mixing bowl with a pastry cutter or food processor - combine the flour, oats, sugars and butter until crumbly. NOTE - If you're using a food processor, add the oats at the end, mixing them in by hand. This will allow them to stay in tact.
Pour the melted butter over the apples and then spoon the crumble topping evenly over the apples mixture.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Allow it to rest for for a few minutes and then serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
This dessert is best made and enjoyed the same day. However, you can store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a couple of days. Keep in mind, it will lose it’s crispy texture over time a bit.
This dessert doesn’t stick around our home for very long. It’s one of those recipes that I make at least twice during the fall season. It’s so quick and easy to throw together. I just know you’re going to love it too!
Here’s to a wonderful fall season and happy baking!
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