Apple Crumble Recipe
Warm and creamy, perfect for winter!

This bottomless apple crumble recipe is similar to the easy apple crisp recipe from America.

The dessert recipe is popular when served with apples. But it works just as well with fruits like plums, peaches, pears or gooseberries that turn into a sweet treat with a crumble topping. 

Mostly the crumble consists of flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon mix. Knead this mix and loosely crumble it to cover the top. The baking process transforms the crumble into a crispy topping above soft fruit. 

The outcome is a warming dessert that is ideal for the colder months like autumn and winter.

Possible spice variations, such as cloves or nutmeg, always depend on the chosen fruit. To reduce the flour or give the recipe a personal note, replace one part of the flour with almond meal or desiccated coconut or oats. 

It is also great to use some of those overripe apples. This recipe is simple and works well for children who will love the sweet and fruity outcome and takes no time. Just push it into the oven before dinner and enjoy it as a warm dessert.

I like my apple crumble best when the apples have well and truly lost their form and no longer have that firm texture. So when making this dessert, the kind of apples you use is the key, as some apples lose their shape quicker than others. Their sweetness also depends very much on which variety you choose. You have to experiment with which kind you like the best.

A German variation is the Streuselkucken. The plain version has a sweet yeast dough base with crumbles on top. In our family, the preferred version is a thin base with a dense layer of apples or plums topped by crisp crumbles.

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Apple Crumble Recipe

By , Jun 12, 2014

close-up, coup of apple crumble on plate

The apple crumble recipe is a warming dessert during those colder months in autumn and winter.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 serves
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Suitable for: Vegetarian Diet
Utensils: Bowl, 1 heat proof dish (about 21cm in diameter)



  • 1kg peeled and cored apples
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves


  • 2/3 cup of flour
  • 2/3 cup of oats
  • 2/3 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 100g of butter at room temperature
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Step by step instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C°.
  2. Grease the baking form with butter.
  3. Add the quartered apples until the dish is about 3/4 full.
  4. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.


  1. Strew half a cup sultana.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 of a teaspoon ground cloves on top.

The crumble:

  1. To make the crumble, mix the flour, oats, coconut, sugar, butter, cinnamon, clove and sesame seeds in a bowl for about five minutes until it is almost one big mass that is still able to crumble.
  2. Spread the crumble mix over the apples.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes.

Best served when it is still warm. It also goes well with some whipped cream, some vanilla sauce, or some ice cream.

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