Apple Crumble – Perfect Winter Dessert…Or Breakfast :-)

Well it was the first day of winter, it was raining and cold outside and I was feeling like making something sweet. It had to be something hot to warm me up and it had to involve no fancy ingredients as there was no way I was leaving the warmth of our house to go to the supermarket… some things just really aren’t worth it!


So we had lots of apples and pears and I thought I would make an apple and pear crumble. Confession number 1: after cutting up the apples, I got a big case of the “can’t be’s” and so decided that the pear and apple crumble would be just fine minus the pear!


Delish stewed apple!

Delish stewed apple!

The thing I love about making crumble is that it is just so quick and easy. You really don’t need to use any brain power and it’s quite therapeutic rubbing the butter into the oats, flour and cinnamon and watching the little crumble bits form!

Gotta love a bit of crumble!

Gotta love a bit of crumble!

After stewing the fruit, popping the crumble on top and baking it for about 30 minutes on 170 degrees, it was so yummy with a scoop of ice-cream. Really, I don’t think it would have been any better if I had of bothered to add the pear!

Ready to bake...

Ready to bake…

It was also really great heated up the next morning with some yoghurt. Look, my reasoning is that just because it is a dessert, it can be justified as a breakfast food because of the fruit and oats. Hehe that’s logical right? Ahh well who cares… it was delicious and a bit of dessert for breakfast never hurt anyone!

Ice-cream and apple crumble...a match made in dessert heaven!

Ice-cream and apple crumble…a match made in dessert heaven!


Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble - Perfect Winter Dessert...Or Breakfast 🙂

Apple crumble is such a delicious winter dessert! Mix and match with any kind of fruit you like!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Bake Play Smile


  • 1⅓ cups rolled oats 120g
  • ¾ cup brown sugar 135g
  • cup plain flour 50g, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 6 apples peeled and cubed


  • Stew the apples in a little water (add a tablespoon of caster sugar if you like your stewed fruit sweeter).
  • Mix oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Rub butter into oat mixture to form crumble.
  • Place apple into a baking dish and pop the crumble on top.
  • Bake in a 170 degree oven for 30 minutes (or until the crumble has browned slightly).
  • Serve with ice-cream.



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