Autumn Apple Crumble

Apples are so abundant right now, I just bought a bag for $0.88 in the grocery store! Here is a simple dessert that tastes great and takes no time at all to prepare!

I made this crumble in two different forms: cupcake style and then the traditional pan version. Both yielded the same flavors, but a few tweaks are required for the individual portions.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 orange
  • 5 apples, peeled and cored
  • handful of craisins
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • ground cloves
  • sugar
  • nutmeg

How To Do It:

1. Preheat the oven to 300.

2. Peel and core apples, then dice into small sections. If making the cupcake variety, apples need to be cubed into small sections so that they bake properly. Add apples to one mixing bowl.

3. Cut orange in half. Squeeze the juice of one section directly on top of apples. Slice the other half into thin pieces and deposit directly on top of sectioned apples. This will enhance flavor and prevent browning. Set the apples aside.

4. In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, oats, flour, water, butter and honey. Mix all ingredients together to form the crumble shown    here.

5. Generously grease a 9×9 in. pan or two cupcake pans.

6. Place a thin layer of crumble on the bottom of either receptacle.

7. Cover this layer with a generous portion of apples. Generously apply cinnamon and sugar over the entire mixture (they’re is no set amount, but I would approximate 3-4 tbsp. of cinnamon with slightly less sugar to suffice). Add one pinch of ground cloves and allspice  and three pinches of nutmeg. All of these amounts need to be adjusted for cupcakes, otherwise the spices will overwhelm the apple flavor.

8. Add craisins if desired and cover the apples with the remaining amount of crumble.

9. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is crispy and apples are cooked through. If you find the apples are drying out, feel free to add more water to the corners of your crumble. For the cupcakes, 25-30 minutes is all you need.

10. Serve with vanilla ice cream  or whipped cream and enjoy!

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