The apple crumble is an English dessert that is part of the home cooking tradition. Its rustic taste and ease of preparation have made it famous and loved all over the world. It consists of two inseparable layers of goodness: a soft and juicy bottom layer of cooked apples, which evokes the flavors of baked apples, and a crunchy shell with the aroma of cinnamon that characterizes the typical “crumbly” consistency, hence the name crumble, which makes this dessert unique! The crumble has always inspired countless variations with other fruits such as cherry, peach, and rhubarb, but it can also be made in a savory version like the vegetable crumble!
We recommend serving the apple crumble warm or lukewarm, accompanied by a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream!
– Golden DOP apples: 750g
– Brown sugar: 70g
– Lemon juice: ½
– Cinnamon powder: ½ teaspoon
– Apple crumble calories
Preparation: 30 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Servings: 6 people
Note + crumble resting time and apple marinating time
1. To prepare the apple crumble, pour the flour, 1 sugar, cold diced butter 2, and cinnamon powder 3 into a bowl.
2. Knead vigorously with your hands 4 and form a ball 5, wrap it with plastic wrap, and put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
3. Now take care of the apples: cut them into 4 parts 7, remove the seeds and peel 8, and cut each slice into half-centimeter slices 9.
4. In a bowl, squeeze half a lemon and pour the apples 10. Mix and flavor them with brown sugar 11 and cinnamon 12.
5. Let them marinate for 30 minutes 13. Then take some oven-safe casseroles with a diameter of 9 cm 14. Pour 2 tablespoons of apples inside, also adding the juice formed at the bottom of the bowl 15.
6. Take the pastry ball and grate it with a grater with large holes directly above the casseroles 16. Now bake the crumbles 17 in a static oven at 200° for 20 minutes or until they are golden on the surface. Take out your crumbles and let them cool before serving 18.
The apple crumble can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days. It is possible to freeze it after cooking.
Instead of cinnamon powder, try flavoring the apples with cardamom powder for a more unusual and pungent touch!