Apple Crumble

apple crumble

The weather is getting cooler and it’s time to start thinking about using the bounty of autumn to make delicious comfort food. In-season apples are one of the best things about food at this of year and this recipe for apple crumble is a great way to use them.

This is a great dessert for the health-conscious as it clocks in at around 300 calories, a steal for such a satisfying sweet treat. It also helps you towards your five-a-day and has lots of cinnamon to keep your blood sugar level. So tuck in!

Apple Crumble

Serves 2. Preparation time c. 50 minutes. Approx 300 calories per serving.


  • 3 small (or 2 large) eating apples
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar (others will work fine too)
  • 2 tablespoons of rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of margarine/butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Spray an oven-proof dish with oil.
  2. Thinly slice the apples. Place half of the slices flat in the dish and sprinkle with one teaspoon of cinnamon. Repeat with the second half of the slices.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the final teaspoon of cinnamon, ginger, sugar, oats and plain flour. Add the margarine and rub into the mixture until combined – it should look like breadcrumbs.
  4. Cover the apples with the crumble mixture. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.


This is delicious served just as it is or with cream, ice-cream or creme fraiche.


What’s your favourite food at this time of year? What desserts do you enjoy as the weather gets cooler?

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5 Responses (+add yours?)

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 14:28:23

    My mother would LOVE for me to make this dessert for her– I made an apple crisp for her a few weeks ago and she pretty much ate the entire 8 servings worth in one sitting haha

    My favorite food at ANY time of year– pumpkin anything!!!


    • somethingtochewover
      Aug 27, 2011 @ 15:28:06

      Then I’m sure she’d enjoy this :)


  2. Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 16:12:26

    Oh gosh- this looks delicious. During fall, I love apples. I think they’re honey crisp apples and they taste so fresh! ah! Thats the only reason I get through fall. :)


  3. sarah@spinach and spice
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 12:18:17

    mmm, this looks great! Taste of fall :)


  4. Baking N Books
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 14:44:49

    This looks great! Something not too complicated :)


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