Delicious apple crumble recipe with oats, cinnamon, and a buttery crisp for the perfect fall comfort food. This is a seasonal family favorite dessert in our home each year!
Other apple favorites in our home include walnut and apple coffee cake, apple pie cinnamon rolls, and apple cinnamon streusel muffins. If you want a quick and easy dessert, the slow cooker baked cinnamon apples are a must-try!
Apple Crisp Recipe
Our family always loves a good apple crisp or apple crumble recipe, especially in the fall when apples are plentiful and delicious. We love to make this apple crumble pie in the fall too. We have always called this recipe a crumble, so that is why this recipe is named this way. But, it appears we might have been wrong in what we have called it all this time. I read more about it and thought I would share what I found!
What is the Difference Between Apple Crisp and Apple Crumble?
Crumbles and crisps are very similar and it seems like people tend to use them interchangeably. The name "crumble" originates from England. They both start with fresh fruit and have a streusel-like topping. Typically, a crumble does not have oats and a crisp does. The oats make it crisp as they cook in the oven.
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Apple Crumble Ingredients with Oats
The ingredients for this apple crumble are basic and easy to pull from your fridge and pantry. I love it because I can just stop by a local farm stand for fresh apples and then the rest of the ingredients I usually always have on hand.
- Fresh apples
- lemon juice
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- vanilla ice cream for topping (optional)
How to Make
The full printable recipe is below.
This apple crumble recipe can be made in a few simple steps:
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Peel, core, and chop apples, placing in a large mixing bowl. I prefer to use mostly tart apples, like Granny Smith, with a few fuji, gala or Honeycrisp for added texture and flavor.
- Lightly toss apple in the lemon juice.
- Add cinnamon, flour and sugars, tossing until all of the apples are well coated.
- Dump apple mixture into a 13x9 inch baking pan and set aside while making the crumble topping.
- For the crumble, in a medium bowl, mix flour, sugars, oats, and cinnamon.
- Using a pastry cutter, mix in the butter until entire mixture is combined and crumbly. A shortcut for this step is to use your fingers to combine the mixture. I use a combination of the two.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apple filling.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are lightly brown and bubbling.
- Serve apple crumble recipe warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Apple Crumble Recipe with Oats
Delicious apple crumble recipe using fresh apples, tender baked with a crisp streusel topping. Serve warm and topped with vanilla ice cream!
For the Filling:
- 8 cups apples cored, peeled, and cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup all purpose flour
For the Crumble Topping:
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup salted butter cold, cut into small cubes
Preheat oven to 350°.
Peel, core, and chop apples, placing in a large mixing bowl. Lightly toss in lemon juice. Add cinnamon, flour and sugars, tossing until all of the apples are well coated. Dump apple mixture into a 13x9 inch baking pan and set aside while making the crumble topping.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugars, oats, and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, mix in the butter until entire mixture is combined and crumbly. A shortcut for this step is to use your fingers to combine the mixture.
Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apple filling.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are lightly brown and bubbling. Serve warm with a dollup of vanilla ice cream.
- I prefer to use mostly Granny Smith apples with a few fuji, gala or Honeycrisp for added texture and flavor.
- Be careful not to overcook the crumble so as not to have mushy apples.
There is nothing quite so comforting as an apple crumble recipe in the fall!
Here are some more must-try fall apple recipes!
Apple Crumble Recipe with Oats by Ella Claire & Co. | Old Fashioned Deep Dish Apple Pie by Handmade Farmhouse | Apple Fritter Bread by Inspired by Charm | Drizzled Caramel Apples by French Country Cottage | GF/DF French Apple Tart- Tarte Tatin by Zevy Joy
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