Apple Crumble




15 min


45 min

Apple crumble is one of my comfort food go-to’s. I enjoy eating it throughout the year with whatever apples I can get. This time though, I made this particular one because I mistakenly ordered a large bag (2.5 kilos) of cooking red apples. There was no name on the apple bag other than Grade 2 cooking apples. It was not too sweet, a little tart and crispy.

I was shuffling between making apple jam, apple butter or apple crumble…obviously went with the crumble because I have 4 types of jams in the fridge and that’s gonna take me some time to finish it off. Most recipes don’t require the apples to be cooked prior to baking, but I personally like cooking the apples prior so that it really gets infused with the spices but not too long that it gets too soft.

This recipe keeps for up to a week in the fridge and is great eaten hot or cold!

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Filling

  • 6 large Cooking Apples
  • ¼ - ½ cup (depending on sweetness) Brown Sugar
  • 6 sticks / 1 tablespoon (powder) Cinnamon
  • 4 pieces Star Anise
  • 4 pieces Clove
  • 2 pods Cardamon
  • 1½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Cornflour
  • To taste Salt


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Butter, cubed
  • ½ cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt


  • Apple Filling
  1. Set aside apple filling aside.
  2. Take 1 teaspoon of water and mix it with the cornflour. Add to apple filling and mix well.
  3. Cook on medium high for 15 minutes.
  4. Add to a saucepan or pot. Except for the cornflour, mix in all the apple filling ingredients.
  5. Core and cut apples into 1 inch chunks.
  • Crumble
  1. Remove and combine more by hand.
  2. In a food processor, add all the ingredients and pulse until large crumbs are formed.
  • Assembly & baking
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  2. In a 9 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish, add the apple filling.
  3. Pour crumble evenly over the filling.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream, cream, or even custard.


Happy baking & enjoy!
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Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble with my new fishy serving spoon!

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