Apple Crumble is a luscious soft cooked apple dessert with a crunchy, sweet granola style crumble Preparing the crumble in the Thermomix makes it even easier than ever!
This is a very flexible recipe. I have been making a version of this dish since my adult boys were babies. The exact quantities have never before been written down as they really depended on what ingredients were in the pantry. It's funny how the recipe has evolved over time.
Apple crumble had always been one of my favourite desserts but I used to make it with flour, butter and sugar. Then I stumbled across Rosemary Stantons Fruit Muddle recipe, I adapted her recipe and my recipe to make a crumble which is more like a fruit dessert with a crunchy granola topping.
The Thermomix has further simplified the process and now the apple crumble makes an even easier, no-fuss dessert on a cold night.
Apple Crumble for Breakfast
I know this sounds really naughty but I love having leftovers for breakfast! The dessert is even better the next day! The top of the crumble will remain crisp, but the crumble that has been in contact with the fruit takes up all the juice and is absolutely lush! Also, if you choose to use sultanas in the filling you will find that they are swollen and plump.
I justify this decadent breakfast by serving it with a little vanilla yoghurt and by telling myself that it's mostly fruit, nuts, seeds and oats!
I dare you to do the same!
Here is my Cheats Vanilla Yoghurt to get you started.
Apple Crumble Thermomix Variations
Suitable Fruit Fillings
- Pie Apples
- just apples
- apple with cinnamon and ground ginger
- apples and frozen berries
- apple and cooked rhubarb
- apples and sultanas
- Pears - freshly poached or canned (no juice)
- Peaches - freshly poached or canned (no juice)
The crumble topping can be a mixture of any nuts or seeds. Start with the basic ingredients of rolled oats, butter, coconut, and sugar, then add your own selection of nuts and seeds up to the same quantity as listed above.
Best Nut Options
- Macadamia Nuts
Best Seed Options
- Pepita seeds
- sunflower seeds
- sesame seeds
Vegan Apple Crumble Adjustment
To make the apple crumble completely vegan substitute the butter for coconut oil. The finished dish will have a slightly more coconut flavour but it will be delicious.
Frequently Asked Questions
The difference is in your country of origin and the ingredients. In Australia, we tend to call an Apple Crumble, any apple dessert with a crumble topping and no pie base. In the UK a crumble is usually made with flour, butter, and sugar topping. whereas in America, this is usually known as a cobbler. Then an Apple Crisp in America usually includes oats.
The combination of butter or oil and sugar coating the ingredients gives the dish it delicious crunch.
You could reduce the sugar a little but it will affect the flavour and the crunchy texture. I have taken the sugar component down as far as I can whilst still maintaining the sweetness and crunch. The amount of brown sugar is only 8gm per serving, just over a teaspoon, so I think leaving the recipe as it is would be best.
Nope, sorry. If you reduce the fat it won't be crunchy, just dry and boring.
More Apple Recipes
If you enjoy fruit for dessert as I do I would love for you to try my Apple Streusel Slice. This is a three-layer slice with a buttery base and delicious apple, below a cinnamon spice streusel topping. Another of my favourite apple desserts!
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Apple Crumble Thermomix
- 800 g pie apples (canned)
- 2 tablespoon sultanas *optional
- 100 g frozen berries *optional
- 120 g salted butter cubed or at room temp
- 85 g brown sugar (or dark brown sugar)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 215 g rolled oats (not minute oats)
- 100 g walnuts
- 50 g macadamia nuts
- 40 g shredded coconut
- 25 g pepita seeds
- 25 g pinenuts
- 25 g sunflower seeds
- Preheat the oven 170 degrees celcius
- Place apple in an even layer over the base of a large baking dish800 g pie apples (canned)
- Add sultanas evenly to the top of the apples - If using2 tablespoon sultanas
- OR if not using the sultanas, scatter berries over the apple100 g frozen berries
- Place butter, sugar, cinnamon and ginger in TM Bowl. Melt 3min/Varoma/Speed 1120 g salted butter, 85 g brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl.215 g rolled oats, 100 g walnuts, 50 g macadamia nuts, 40 g shredded coconut, 25 g pepita seeds, 25 g pinenuts, 25 g sunflower seeds
- Combine ingredient using Dough Mode 2 minutes.
- Distribute the crumble topping over the apple filling.
- Bake 30 minutes or until golden
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