Apple Crumble

When this dessert bakes, the entire house smells like a cozy winter day. The apples, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg make for the perfect soft base while the crumble bakes to a light crispy but decadent texture. While there are many recipes out there for a crumble, we tweaked the ingredients (and their ratios) to arrive at a topping that we liked best.  And, although crumbles are usually paired with ice-cream, we ALWAYS have ours one with chilled vanilla custard.



  1. Apples (skin peeled, cored, and chopped)- 2
  2. Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
  3. Nutmeg powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Caster sugar- 1/4 cup
  5. Lemon juice- 1 tbsp


  1. Flour- 3/4 cup
  2. Rolled oats- 1/2 cup
  3. Caster sugar- 1/2 cup
  4. Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
  5. Melted butter- 1/2 cup


  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • For the filling: in a medium bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well. Set aside
  • For the crumble: add all the dry first and mix together until well combined. Pour in melted butter and fold everything until there is a sticky mixture.
  • In an oven safe pan, layer apples evenly. Spoon crumble over the apples. Bake 40-45 minutes until crumble is slightly golden.
  • Serve hot with ice-cream or custard.

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