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  • Serves 10
  • Makes 1
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients
August 21, 2020

56 Comments

Apple Crumble is possible one of the most loved desserts … ever!

Well is certainly has been in our family for as long as we can remember.  If ever our grandparents were coming for dinner, they would bring a gigantic Apple Crumble which would have us all begging to eat dessert before dinner.

Nana would have 80% cooked the Apple Crumble before she came.  Then 20 minutes before dessert time she would pop it into the oven to get the apple crumble to warm right through and the topping to become all toasted and crunchy.

Apple Crumble is not only a wonderfully warming Winter dessert … it’s pretty much perfect all year round. Serve it up cold in Summer with lashings of ice cream and lovely cold cream.  Dial up with warming deliciousness in Winter with hot custard or a warm sweet butterscotch or caramel sauce.

Of course you can always mix your Apple Crumble up a little too – add some Rhubarb or Berries, throw a handful of nuts into the crumble topping or to make it absolutely sublime, caramelise the apples in brown sugar in a non-stick pan before adding to the crumble.

We love that this recipe for Apple Crumble is traditional … but also adds a little twist. Who doesn’t love a little flavour surprise when you bite in?

OMG look for the Nestle Top n Fill Caramel added to the apples.  SOOOO GOOD!

Which apples are best for Apple Crumble?

Traditionally Apple Crumble Recipes always called for Granny Smith Apples (or cooking apples as they were always called). They’re crisp, juicy but they are quite tart.  Usually the recipe would then call for sugar to be added to the apples when cooking. We always avoid added processed sugar wherever possible so love using red apples like Pink Lady Apples in our Apple Crumble.

Is this the best Apple Crumble Recipe you’ve tried?

Once you’ve tried this Apple Crumble, we’d love to hear your thoughts.  Did it live up to your expectations? How did it compare to other recipes you’ve tried?

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Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 1 Large Apple Crumble)

  • FOR THE APPLES
  • 8 large Pink Lady Apples (or other red apples)
  • 250g Nestle Caramel Top n Fill
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING
  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 100g Butter, cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Method

  1. Peel and remove seeds and roughly chop the apples into 2cm cubes. Place into a medium saucepan and just cover with water. Place onto a high stove, cover with saucepan lid and simmer until the apples are just soft. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the cooking water then strain to remove the remaining water.
  2. While the apples are still warm gently stir through the cooking water, the cinnamon and the caramel until well mixed. Spoon the apples into the base of a large ovenproof dish greased with a little butter and lightly dusted with flour.
  3. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Cube the butter and rub through the flour mixture until well combined (the mixture should resemble breadcrumbs).
  4. Evenly cover the apples with the crumble topping and roughly flatten out. Be careful not to pack down too hard or you won't get lots of lovely crispy bits in the topping.
  5. Cook in the centre of a moderate - hot oven (approx 190.C) Check regularly to ensure the crumble topping does not burn. If it starts to brown too quickly, reduce the heat and move the dish down in the oven.

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  • one to try for sure, I think I have the ingredients on hand yay

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  • Yum, this looks and sounds delicious

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  • One of my favourite desserts in summer and winter

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  • It may be a bit too sweet, but good to try something different.

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  • We love apple crumble and often put a caramel sauce with it but never thought of adding caramel top n fill This sounds a lot more delicious.

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  • This looks divine! I like that it’s simple to make I will definitely be giving this a go.

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  • A great variation on a family favorite here too!

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  • This looks so yummy!!

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  • We just made this on the weekend, so yum and recipe is easy to follow

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  • What a fantastic idea to add the nestle top and fill. This would be such a yummy and decadent dessert

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  • The addition of caramel means that this recipe has got my name all over it! Yum!

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  • Yum! I love apple crumble. It’s a classic

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  • Looks like a frat recipe the kids love apple crumble with custard . It’s even nice cold they say I will give this one a go

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  • This sounds delicious. Will definitely try

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  • Oh thanks for sharing. This looks lovely and would love to try make my own

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