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Perfect Apple Crumble


This Perfect Apple Crumble recipe is a family favorite! It has a soft, sweet apple filling with a dash of cinnamon (optional) and a crumble topping that is wonderfully crunchy but chewy. When you dig into this dessert, I guarantee the entire family will fall calm. Your family will urge you to cook it again and over again.

When this is baking, the aroma is simply divine. The apple, the cinnamon, and the buttery delicious delight.

And then there’s that moment when you break through the nubbly golden topping and see golden syrupy, delicate apples…

It’s just a smidgeon of paradise right there.

I enjoy apple pie, but I’m not a huge fan of creating the crust. Apple crumble is 10,000 times easier to make and tastes even better, in my view. A thick, buttery cinnamon pecan crumble wins out over a flaky crust every time. All of your baking questions will be answered below.


Perfect Apple Crumble

Is it Necessary to Peel the Apples?

Nope! The skin has no discernible effect on the taste or texture, thus it’s not worth the trouble. Plus, they’re quite attractive—especially if you use pink-hued apples.


What about Substitutes for Ingredients?

This perfect apple crumble recipe is so adaptable that you can make a pear or peach crumble just by switching out the fruit! Do you have a nut allergy? Replace the pecans with peanuts or shelled sunflower seeds, or leave them out entirely.


Try Our Perfect Apple Crumble Recipe:

Perfect Apple Crumble

Perfect Apple Crumble

This Perfect Apple Crumble recipe is a classic that you'll make again and again because it's so simple to create. Warm pastries like this are one of my favorites.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 Yields
Calories 4048 kcal


  • 6 oz butter melted
  • 12 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 cups pecans chopped, plus more for serving
  • 8 oz brown sugar lightly packed
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 6-7 large apples cored and cut into wedges
  • 4 oz sugar granulated
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground
  • ½ lemon juice
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter a large baking dish.
  • Combine flour, pecans, brown sugar, and salt in a medium mixing basin.
  • Add melted butter and beat until the texture is gritty and sandy.
  • Toos the sugar, apple, ginger, cinnamon, and lemon juice together in a baking dish.
  • Then press the crumb mixture on top of the apples in a uniform layer.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, or until apples are bubbling and topping is golden.
  • If using ice cream, serve warm.


Calories: 4048kcalCarbohydrates: 810gProtein: 54gFat: 83gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 24gMonounsaturated Fat: 42gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 1040mgPotassium: 2789mgFiber: 55gSugar: 486gVitamin A: 1083IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 667mgIron: 22mg
Keyword apple, apple recipe
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