Apple Crumble

Marian prepared a simple Apple Crumble for dessert at the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors. This is just perfect as fall is the season for apple harvest.


This Apple Crumble is easy to make and the topping is flaky. A scoop of vanilla ice-cream will make this Apple Crumble a perfect dessert any time.


  • 5 to 6 medium size apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Crumble:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, diced
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


Source: Marian

Serves 4 to 6


Apple-Crumble-2Preheat oven to 350F.

Roll a lemon before zesting and juicing it will help to get the juice out more easily.

Apple-Crumble-4Place water, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil. Stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and butter has melted.

Peel, core and slice apple. To prevent the slice apple from browning, you can place them in water with some lemon juice or salt until it’s ready to be use.

Place the slice apples in an oven proof baking dish.

Pour the sugar mixture over the apple. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the apples are coated with the sugar mixture.

Apple-Crumble-6To prepare the topping, place flour in a mixing bowl with dice butter. Rub mixture with just your fingers until mixture looks like rough crumbs. Stir in oats and granulated sugar and mix well.
Apple-Crumble-7Spoon the crumble mixture over the top of the apple evenly, covering all the apples.

Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Marian, thank you for leading in the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors.

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