This Light Apple Crumble Will Melt All Your Stress Away

best apple crumble recipe

Emily Abrams

Is there anything better on a chilly day than a bubbling apple crumble? It easily uses all of your leftover apples from your trip to the orchard, and you don’t need a fully stocked pantry to bake it. We have a killer apple crumble recipe that’s the perfect balance of sweet, tangy and buttery. With a cast iron pan in hand, you’ll rock this dessert in no time.

Apple Crumble

best apple crumble recipe

Emily Abrams


  • 5 Gala apples, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of butter, cubed
  • 3 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of apple butter
  • 1 teaspoon of mild curry powder


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, rolled oats and curry powder. Drizzle the maple syrup, apple butter and lemon juice over the apples. Add in the oats and spices, and mix everything together. Distribute the chunks of butter evenly around the skillet and then fill it with the apple mixture. Slide the cast iron pan into the oven and bake the apples for about 25 minutes (or until the apples become fully tender and the butter starts to bubble). Remove the skillet from the oven.

Serve the apple crumble warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Then break out your favorite hard cider, chardonnay or riesling, and get cozy.

Warning: Be prepared for your kitchen to smell like apple cinnamon buttery magic.  


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