Peanut Butter and Strawberry Crumble.

This peanut butter jelly crumble has all of the flavors of your nostalgic PB&J. A strawberry filling mimics the jelly and the topping is loaded with creamy peanut butter flavor. Juicy berries and crisp peanut butter topping? Sign me up.  Today I have an essential fruity dessert for you that everyone goes wild over! This […]

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This peanut butter jelly crumble has all of the flavors of your nostalgic PB&J. A strawberry filling mimics the jelly and the topping is loaded with creamy peanut butter flavor. Juicy berries and crisp peanut butter topping? Sign me up. 

Today I have an essential fruity dessert for you that everyone goes wild over!

peanut butter and strawberry crumble

This peanut butter strawberry crisp is essentially the perfect peanut butter jelly dessert that tastes delicious and may send you into a spin of nostalgia at the same time! 

I’m here for it.

strawberries in sugar

Important questions first: what flavor of jelly is your favorite when it comes to good old fashioned PB & J? 

I’m strictly a strawberry jelly/jam person and always have been. My brothers only loved grape jelly so that’s what my mom bought growing up, meaning I pretty much never ate PB&J. Unless I managed to sneak in a jar of strawberry!

These days I love to do a grown up version of peanut butter & jelly using all sorts of jam flavors (if you’re new here, american spoon is my favorite forever!), but strawberry would still be my number one.

peanut butter crumble

One of my favorite desserts to make is my strawberry cobbler. Or even my strawberry cobbler bars. Summer strawberries are just so sweet and candy-like, and while we enjoy them fresh nonstop, making a dessert out of them to serve with ice cream is one of the best seasonal treasures.

strawberry filling in a dish

While I adore cobblers, crisp is really fantastic because of the TEXTURE!! The crunchy, crispy bits that top the warm syrupy fruit are the best flavor crunch explosion ever. 

peanut butter and strawberry crumble

Now, there isn’t actually jelly in this crisp. The fruit cooks into a syrupy, almost jam-like mixture that mimics our jelly. You could add a few spoonfuls of your favorite jelly if you really wanted to! 

The crisp topping has peanut butter mixed in along with the butter and is so savory and delicious.

Then, you can add a little swirl of peanut butter on top to really take things over the edge!

peanut butter jelly crumble

While this is delicious on its own, the key is serving it warm with vanilla ice cream. 

Oh my gosh.

The peanut buttery crisp and the warm fruit all mixing into with melty vanilla ice cream? It’s seriously heaven in a dish. If you’re a fruit dessert person (you know the kind!) then you will freak over this.  (more…)

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Classic Blackberry Crisp

This blackberry crisp recipe (aka blackberry crumble) has a crunchy oat topping and sweet berry filling. It’s the best way to end a summer meal! What’s better than a sweet berry crisp on a summer evening? There’s something this simple dessert that’s quintessential summer, the perfect ending to a shrimp boil or grilled meal. Here’s our best nostalgic Blackberry Crisp recipe, aka the Blackberry Crumble! It’s just sweet enough, filled with sweet berries with a hint of orange and vanilla, and a crunchy oat crumble topping. Even better: you can make it with fresh or frozen berries! Use it with fresh summer berries from the market, or try it with the frozen variety. Ready to get baking? Elements in this blackberry crisp (aka crumble) This blackberry crisp (aka blackberry crumble) is easy to make, and it has several great features that take it from good to great. Here’s what to know about baking up this sweet berry dessert: You can use fresh or frozen berries! Fresh blackberries can be expensive, so frozen is a great economical option. Keep in mind fresh berries are slightly sweeter than frozen. The filling features orange zest and vanilla for next level flavor. These make the berry […]

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This blackberry crisp recipe (aka blackberry crumble) has a crunchy oat topping and sweet berry filling. It’s the best way to end a summer meal!

Blackberry crisp

What’s better than a sweet berry crisp on a summer evening? There’s something this simple dessert that’s quintessential summer, the perfect ending to a shrimp boil or grilled meal. Here’s our best nostalgic Blackberry Crisp recipe, aka the Blackberry Crumble! It’s just sweet enough, filled with sweet berries with a hint of orange and vanilla, and a crunchy oat crumble topping. Even better: you can make it with fresh or frozen berries! Use it with fresh summer berries from the market, or try it with the frozen variety. Ready to get baking?

Elements in this blackberry crisp (aka crumble)

This blackberry crisp (aka blackberry crumble) is easy to make, and it has several great features that take it from good to great. Here’s what to know about baking up this sweet berry dessert:

  • You can use fresh or frozen berries! Fresh blackberries can be expensive, so frozen is a great economical option. Keep in mind fresh berries are slightly sweeter than frozen.
  • The filling features orange zest and vanilla for next level flavor. These make the berry flavor pop and add nuance! Take one bite and you’ll be amazed.
  • The crumble is easy to customize to various diets. It’s got butter and flour, but there are easy swaps to make it vegan and gluten free (see below).
  • Pecans and cinnamon are a must! These texture and flavor elements round out the crunchy crumble.
Blackberry crisp

What’s the difference between a crisp and crumble, anyway?

Well, it’s matter of terminology. There was originally a difference between a blackberry crisp and a blackberry crumble. A crisp had oats, whereas a crumble did not (per The Kitchn). So, the crisp topping was crunchier because of the oats!

Today sometimes in the US people are specific about terms, but the difference has really faded over time. You can use either one interchangeably! In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the term “crumble” is used to encompass both types of desserts.

Mix the layers, then bake until golden brown

The great thing about a blackberry crumble or crisp? There’s no technique involved. Mix the berries and filling ingredients, mix the topping, layer and bake! Easy as that. Here are a few tips to this process:

  • Run frozen berries under warm water. If you’re using frozen berries, this partially thaws them. They don’t need to be fully thawed before baking.
  • Bake time varies based on your oven, baking dish, and berries! Simply bake until golden brown. The bake time will be different every time depending on those variables. Our recipe testers had bake times between 30 minutes and 1 hour, though for most it was around 50 minutes.
  • If it’s not golden, keep going! You’re looking for that golden hue. If the oats look pale, keep going.
Blackberry crumble

Make a vegan or gluten free blackberry crisp

This recipe is very customizable to various diets and preferences. Here are a few substitutes that work just as well as the original recipe:

  • Gluten free crisp: use almond flour. Almond flour works perfectly as a substitute for flour in a crisp or crumble recipe. In fact, it becomes even crispier!
  • Vegan crisp: use vegan butter or coconut oil. Vegan butter is best for the crispiest texture; coconut oil also works.
  • Other sugars also work! Prefer coconut sugar? That works too. Using maple syrup makes for a softer crisp topping because it adds liquid. If you’re ok with a softer crisp topping, you can use it: but we prefer sugar here for the correct texture.
  • Use more orange zest. For a blackberry orange crumble, double the orange zest! It’s deliciously citrusy.

Other variations: berry crisp, peach blackberry crisp, etc!

Other ways to vary a blackberry crumble: change up the berries! There are lots of ways to flex this recipe, depending on the fruit you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

  • Mixed berry crisp: Use fresh or frozen mixed berries instead!
  • Raspberry crisp: Use raspberries in place of blackberries
  • Peach blackberry crisp: Use half berries and half peeled sliced peaches
  • Blackberry basil crisp: Add 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil to the filling
  • Blackberry mint crisp: Add 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint to the filling
Blackberry crisp

Toppings for blackberry crumble

You can eat this blackberry crisp plain, but it’s even tastier with a little topping! Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Freeze the leftovers!

Got leftovers? Freeze them! You can freeze this blackberry crisp for up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crispy. It’s not quite as good as fresh, but it’s close!

This blackberry crisp recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, see the recipe below.

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Blackberry crisp

Classic Blackberry Crisp


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This blackberry crisp (aka blackberry crumble) has a crunchy oat topping and sweet berry filling. It’s the best way to end a summer meal!


Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 pounds blackberries, fresh or frozen: or a mix of blackberries and other berries or peeled sliced peaches (6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest* (or 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the crumble / crisp topping

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour or almond flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: Or if using frozen, run the berries under warm water for about 1 minute in a strainer (they will still be frozen on the inside but starting to thaw). Then mix with the filling ingredients in a bowl, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, nuts and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  4. Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly (this will vary based on your oven and berries: it may be shorter or longer so keep an eye on it). Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. If desired, top with whipped cream and mint leaves. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. This crumble also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.

Notes

*For a very forward orange flavor, use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon orange zest.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Blackberry crisp, blackberry crumble

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Classic Strawberry Crumble

This strawberry crumble (aka strawberry crisp) is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and oat topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again. Wow. That’s what we hope you’ll say when you taste our perfect strawberry crumble recipe! There’s the strawberry filling, scented with orange zest and vanilla until the berries pop. There’s the crunchy crumble topping, hearty and homey with oats and walnuts. It’s simple, but all together it makes a true symphony of flavor: far greater than the sum of its parts. Even better: you can make it using fresh or frozen berries! This makes it a dessert you can whip up on moments notice. It also works for various diets. Whatever the case: it’s a true stunner. Keys to the best strawberry crumble, aka strawberry crisp Did you grow up with a great strawberry crumble recipe? Or strawberry crisp? The humble crumble or crisp is one of our favorite desserts to make. Why? There’s no precision required and it’s so satisfying. We’d choose it over pie or cake any day. I created this recipe in honor of Alex’s birthday in early spring. I was craving berries but with none in sight, I […]

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This strawberry crumble (aka strawberry crisp) is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and oat topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again.

Strawberry Crumble

Wow. That’s what we hope you’ll say when you taste our perfect strawberry crumble recipe! There’s the strawberry filling, scented with orange zest and vanilla until the berries pop. There’s the crunchy crumble topping, hearty and homey with oats and walnuts. It’s simple, but all together it makes a true symphony of flavor: far greater than the sum of its parts. Even better: you can make it using fresh or frozen berries! This makes it a dessert you can whip up on moments notice. It also works for various diets. Whatever the case: it’s a true stunner.

Keys to the best strawberry crumble, aka strawberry crisp

Did you grow up with a great strawberry crumble recipe? Or strawberry crisp? The humble crumble or crisp is one of our favorite desserts to make. Why? There’s no precision required and it’s so satisfying. We’d choose it over pie or cake any day. I created this recipe in honor of Alex’s birthday in early spring. I was craving berries but with none in sight, I opted for frozen instead! Here are the keys to this strawberry crisp:

  • Use fresh or frozen berries! This means you can store berries in your freezer and whip up a crumble anytime…no need to wait for strawberry season.
  • Orange zest and vanilla add complexity to the filling. These make the berry flavor pop and add nuance! Take one bite and you’ll be amazed.
  • Butter, nuts and cinnamon make for the best crumble. The crisp topping has the perfect crunch: butter is the crispiest (but see the dietary notes below). A handful of nuts makes it even crunchier, but that’s optional.
Strawberry crisp

Bake until golden brown: timing may vary!

Throw these layers together and bake in a 350 degree oven: easy as pie! (Or crumble. Ha!) There are a few notes to consider around bake time:

  • Bake until the top is golden brown: the timing varies based on your oven, baking dish, and berries! The bake time will be different every time depending on those variables. Our recipe testers had bake times between 30 minutes and 1 hour, though for most it was around 50 minutes.
  • If it’s not golden, keep going! You’re looking for that golden hue. If the oats look pale, keep going.

What people are saying

This strawberry crumble recipe was tested by a few recipe testers (thanks to our Instagram community!). Here’s what we heared:

  • “Wow! This strawberry crumble is absolutely delicious! I love the touch of orange and the vanilla extract in the filling. Delicious!” -Sarah
  • “This is SOOOO GOOOD!!! Perfectly crispy on top and the strawberries were set. Love it!” -Katy

Let us know what you think in the comments below! We can’t wait to hear.

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Strawberry crisp variations: vegan, gluten free, etc!

What about dietary variations: can you make a gluten free strawberry crisp, or a vegan strawberry crumble? Yes and yes. Here’s what to do:

  • Use almond flour for gluten free. Almond flour works perfectly as a substitute for flour in a crisp or crumble recipe. In fact, it becomes even crispier than with all purpose!
  • Use vegan butter or coconut oil for vegan. Vegan butter is a bit closer to a traditional crisp texture. Or you can use coconut oil: it’s also delicious, just a little softer.
  • Use coconut sugar or another solid sugar substitute. Use your favorite solid sugar. Using maple syrup makes for a softer crisp topping, so we typically steer away from it: but you can use it if desired! It does work well in the filling.
  • Use more orange zest. For a strawberry orange crumble, double the zest!

What’s the difference between a crisp and crumble, anyway?

Not much! There was originally a difference between a strawberry crisp and a strawberry crumble, but that distinction has faded over time. Today, most people use these terms interchangeably! The original difference between the two was that a crisp had oats, whereas a crumble would not (per The Kitchn). Hence, the crisp was crispier because of the oats! You can use either term for this dessert now: so just pick your favorite!

Strawberry crisp recipe

Toppings for this strawberry crumble

Last up: how to top this strawberry crumble recipe? Let us count the ways. It’s actually extremely delicious without a topping. But you can also add one of the following tasty options to take this strawberry crisp over the top:

This strawberry crisp / crumble recipe is…

Vegetarian. For gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, see the notes in the recipe below.

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Strawberry Crumble

Classic Strawberry Crumble (or Crisp!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This strawberry crumble is the only recipe you need! The big berry flavor and crisp topping make a recipe you’ll bake up again and again.


Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 pounds strawberries, fresh or frozen (about 6 1/2 cups whole)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest* (or 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the crumble / crisp topping

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour or almond flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the filling: Quarter the fresh berries. Or if using frozen, run the berries under warm water for 1 minute in a strainer. Then mix with the filling ingredients in a bowl, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
  3. Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly (this will vary based on your oven and berries: it may be shorter or longer so keep an eye on it). Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes

*For a very forward orange flavor, use 1/3 to 1/2 teaspoon orange zest.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Crisp

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Lemon Curd Crumb Cake

Lemon Curd Crumb Cake
I do a lot of baking with citrus in the spring. The bright, zesty flavors of lemon and limes (among others) are perfect for brightening up baked goods. This Lemon Curd Crumb Cake is the perfect dish to bake for a spring brunch – but it is easy …

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Lemon Curd Crumb Cake
I do a lot of baking with citrus in the spring. The bright, zesty flavors of lemon and limes (among others) are perfect for brightening up baked goods. This Lemon Curd Crumb Cake is the perfect dish to bake for a spring brunch – but it is easy enough that you can whip it up that you don’t need to wait for a crowd to serve it! The moist sour cream coffee cake has a generous swirl of lemon curd running through it and is topped with a buttery streusel!

The coffee cake has a dense and tender crumb, enriched with plenty of sour cream. I prefer using a full fat sour cream in this recipe to get the maximum tenderness in the cake, but it works with lowfat sour cream, too. In the event you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can substitute plain, full fat yogurt. I added a couple of teaspoons of vanilla to the cake batter to give it a wonderfully round flavor. It’s good on its own, but it is a great canvas for other ingredients, like lemon curd.

You can use homemade lemon curd in this recipe or pull a jar of prepared lemon curd out of your pantry. The lemon curd should be dolloped on top of the cake batter in small spoonfuls after the batter is spread evenly in the pan. Next, take a knife and gently swirl the lemon curd into the cake batter. You want to have an even distribution of lemon curd over the cake, but you don’t want to swirl it to the point where it has been stirred in, so swirl gently!

Finally, the crumb topping is sprinkled over the curd before baking. The streusel is easy to make and has a nice sweetness, with a faint hint of salt that makes it downright addictive.

The cake is ready to eat as soon as it has cooled down. I recommend lining the pan with lightly grease aluminum foil or parchment paper, as the lemon curd can stick to the edges of the pan during baking. Lining the pan also means that you can simply lift the liner to easily remove the whole cake in one go! The cake will keep for several days after baking if stored in an airtight container.

Lemon Curd Crumb Cake
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2/3 cup prepared lemon curd

Crumb Topping
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350F.
Make the cake: Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly grease.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Stir in half of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream. Stir in the remaining flour mixture and mix until batter is just combined with no streaks of dry ingredients remaining. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
Dollop small spoonfuls of lemon curd all over the cake batter. Working gently, use a butter knife to swirl the curd lightly into the cake batter. Set aside while you prepare crumb topping.
Make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Add softened butter and cut in using a fork until mixture resembles wet sand. Grab handfuls of the crumb mixture and squeeze them in the palm of your hand to form clumps. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the lemon curd.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with only a few moist crumbs and the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.

Serves 9-12

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Easy Apple Crumble

What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This easy recipe fills a 9 x 13 inch pan with crunchy topping and a gingery apple filling. Growing up with an apple tree in my backyard, my family would hours making and freezing homemade applesauce and canning apple butter. To keep us going, my mom would make her signature apple crisp. We’d shovel in forkfuls with vanilla ice cream running down our chins. And now, Alex and me finally have our own take on the old standard! This is the best classic apple crumble (or apple crisp, because they’re pretty darn similar). It’s a big 9 x 13 pan to feed a crowd, and fresh ginger accentuates the gooey filling perfectly. Ready to get started? Best apples for baking apple crumble What are the best apples for baking apple crumble or crisp? We’re glad you asked. There are certain apples that hold their texture better than baked. Some apple varieties are better for eating than cooking! Alex and my personal preference is for tart or sweet tart apples when baking. Here are what we’ve found are the best apple varieties for baking: Jonathon or Jonagold Ida Red Honeycrisp Golden Delicious […]

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What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This easy recipe fills a 9 x 13 inch pan with crunchy topping and a gingery apple filling.

Apple crumble

Growing up with an apple tree in my backyard, my family would hours making and freezing homemade applesauce and canning apple butter. To keep us going, my mom would make her signature apple crisp. We’d shovel in forkfuls with vanilla ice cream running down our chins. And now, Alex and me finally have our own take on the old standard! This is the best classic apple crumble (or apple crisp, because they’re pretty darn similar). It’s a big 9 x 13 pan to feed a crowd, and fresh ginger accentuates the gooey filling perfectly. Ready to get started?

Apples for baking

Best apples for baking apple crumble

What are the best apples for baking apple crumble or crisp? We’re glad you asked. There are certain apples that hold their texture better than baked. Some apple varieties are better for eating than cooking! Alex and my personal preference is for tart or sweet tart apples when baking. Here are what we’ve found are the best apple varieties for baking:

  • Jonathon or Jonagold
  • Ida Red
  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith

We used Ida Red that we picked at a local apple orchard in this apple crumble, and they had the perfect texture and flavor.

Easy Apple Crumble

Tips for this easy apple crumble

This apple crumble is truly easy to make, and uses simple ingredients and time-honored crumble traditions. Here are a few tips for baking and serving this apple crumble:

  • Use fresh ginger. Many apple crumble recipes use ground ginger, but fresh ginger adds the best flavor. Our best trick for fresh ginger? Peel it with a spoon.
  • It makes a big pan: 12 servings! One way to keep desserts healthy is to eat a small serving. This makes a 9 x 13 pan, which is 12 servings. If you stick to that size, this dessert is not so bad!
  • Top with Greek yogurt, creme fraiche, whipped cream, or ice cream. To make a healthy spin, try a small dollop of Greek yogurt that’s lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Creme fraiche with a little maple is heavenly.
Apple crumble

Variations on this recipe

There are a few variations listed in the recipe below to customize this apple crumble for various diets and tastes! Here’s what you can do:

  • Make it vegan: Use coconut oil in place of the butter. The crumble will be slightly softer than it is with butter, but it’s still fantastic.
  • Make it gluten free or paleo: Use almond flour in place of all purpose flour. The filling will still be delightfully crumbly.
  • Add flair: Add spices to give it a spin. Try 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cardamom in the crumble, or add a pinch of nutmeg or cloves.
Apple crisp

Apple recipes

Got more apples? We went apple picking this year (see below) and had a ton of leftover apples. We made this apple crumble, and have been picking our way through our favorite apple recipes. Here are a few of our top picks for cooking with apples:

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Easy Apple Crumble


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This one makes a 9 x 13 pan of classic crunchy topping and a gooey cinnamon and ginger apple filling.


Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 medium to large cooking apples
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the crumble

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or coconut oil for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and thinly slice the apples. Peel the ginger and grate it.
  3. Combine the apple slices and filling ingredients in large bowl and toss with your hands until well coated.
  4. In separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to bowl. Use pastry cutter or fork to fully incorporate the butter (or room temperature coconut oil).
  5. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt or creme fraiche sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, whipped cream (classic, vegan or bourbon infused), or ice cream.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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