Apple crumble, delicious in its simplicity

Apple crumble, delicious in its simplicity

By 16/10/2017

Over the weekend we visited a local apple orchard. In England, the county of Kent is known as the "garden of England" because of its many beautiful orchards and hop gardens. In England you will find many different good quality type of apples. The orchard I visited produces 50 different types! Their fresh and crisp taste inspired me to create one of those classic British cakes: apple crumble. My daughter is mad about it and she always asks me to make it. So, this time her wish was fullfilled.

We enjoyed a walk in the green English countryside, it is so invigorating getting fresh air and we loved picking our own apples. I went for the big red juicy ones 🙂

Visiting an apple orchard

An apple crumble is one of the easiest and most comforting cakes you can make, serve it with fresh cream or custard... success will be guaranteed!

I have added cinnamon and some cloves when cooking the apples for extra perfume but you can leave them out if you prefer.

If you like crumble check out my berry crumble recipe as well.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Peel the apples, core them and cut them into 1cm/½inch slices.

Red apple

Put them in a pan with the cinnamon, the cloves, 1 tbsp of brown sugar and cook them for 5 minutes until soft. Remove the cloves.

Grease a 24cm/9in ovenproof dish and put the apples in.

Making apple crumble

In a food processor blend the flour and the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs.

Add the oats, the almonds, the brown sugar and mix well. Put the mixture on top of the apples and bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and golden on top.

Apple crumble

Apple crumble

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7 Responses to Apple crumble, delicious in its simplicity

  1. Chiara

    una fetta la gusterei volentieri anche a quest’ora !Un abbraccio e buona settimana

  2. Gloria Roa

    I love apple crumble one of my favorite Alida !

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Anything tastes delicious and BETTER with crumble, right? Your apple crumble looks outstanding!

  4. Severien Vits

    I love apple crumble! I like the addition of the almond flakes, I mus try that, it sounds lovely and crispy!

    • Alida

      Thanks Severien! It was lovely meeting you!

  5. Balvinder

    apple crumble is my all time favorite dessert and this looks so tasty.

  6. elisabetta

    Fruit crumbles have to be one of the best-loved puds of all time. Homely and warming, they are like a great big hug on a cold day. The traditional apple crumble is my fave and in fact I treated myself to an apple and blackberry one that I made a few weeks back – yummy!

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