• 5 apples (I prefer to use sweet red apples, no granny smith)
  • 250 g flour
  • 125 g brown sugar + 4 tablespoons
  • 125 g butter
  • Cinnamon – if you like it.
  • To serve: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 ° C.
  2. Wash, peel and cut the apples in small dices.
  3. Place them in an oven proof dish, sprinkle 4 tbsp of sugar + 1 tbsp of cinnamon, mix a bit to spread sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Optional: Bake in the oven around 15 min – I like to do this to have softer apples in my crumble at the end but you can skip this step if you prefer to really taste the apples as pieces.
  5. Remove from the oven.
  6. Place the flour, the sugar and the melted butter in a bowl. Add as much cinnamon as you like (I probably use around 2 tbsp as I love cinnamon).
  7. Knead with your fingers until clumps form, like wet sand. Spread over the apples, crumbling with fingers. I personally like to have big clumps, as it will be less dry when eating.
  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let stand for 10 minutes before serving (for the apple filling to come together).
  9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

To obtain another taste/result you can replace half of the flour by oats and add some crushed nuts in the dough.

My favorite crumble is apple and blackberries ❤️👌 Just add few black berries on top of the apples before spreading the dough. Not too many but around 1 blackberry every 5 cm, the mix between apples/blackberries is just perfect according to me. 😋

You can also use rhubarb and apples or pear and chocolate. I love crumbles for this reason, so many variations! 🙌