Super Easy Apple Crumble (best ever!)

For a Winter warmer dessert, you can’t beat this super easy apple crumble! Top it with a big scoop of ice-cream for extra deliciousness! 

I have a confession to make… I have a slight addiction to apple crumble. There’s just something about deliciously soft apple topped with a crunchy sweet crumble that makes me drool. Oh and of course a good scoop of ice-cream on top makes everything even better!

Super Easy Apple Crumble

This is called ‘Super Easy Apple Crumble’ because it really is so, so simple. You can’t go wrong (honestly!).

Super Easy Apple Crumble

Super Easy Apple Crumble

We planted a couple of apple trees a few years ago and this year we’ve been getting so many apples off them. It’s been like apple heaven in our house lately. I’m talking apple pies, apple and berry teacake, apple and sour cream slice, apple crumble muffins, apple and almond teacake, and of course this super easy apple crumble… apple heaven I tell you!

Super Easy Apple Crumble

And because we’ve got apples everywhere, I’ve started stewing and freezing them. Good gracious me! Who would have thought you could have too many apples…. well apparently you can!

Super Easy Apple Crumble

The key to a really good apple crumble is to have the perfect crumble topping. I find some to be too floury or not crunchy enough. This one is so delicious and you’ll get that gorgeous crumbly crunch!

Super Easy Apple Crumble

Now to make this crumble even better, I topped it with the yummiest caramel toffee ice-cream. Holy moly it was good. For me, ice-cream is the only thing to put on top of apple crumble. I know lots of people love cream or custard.. and hey, it’s a personal choice. Go with whatever topping tickles your fancy! But no-one will be taking my caramel toffee ice-cream away from me!

Super Easy Apple Crumble

OMG I told you… look at that caramel toffee ice-cream melting all over the plate. Pure sugary perfection, right!?

Super Easy Apple Crumble

What winter warmer desserts are you loving at the moment? Are you an apple crumble fan too?

Super Easy Apple Crumble

Super Easy Apple Crumble

For a Winter warmer dessert, you can't beat this super easy apple crumble! Top it with a big scoop of ice-cream for extra deliciousness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Bake Play Smile


  • 5 large apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup (250g) water
  • ½ cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/3 cup (120g) rolled oats
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 115 g butter cut into small cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (180 if using fan-forced).

  2. Grease a large baking dish with butter and set aside.

  3. Place the peeled and sliced apples into a medium saucepan with the water, caster sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Bring to a low simmer for 5-10 minutes or until just softened. Drain off the excess liquid.

  5. Place the stewed apples into the baking dish.

  6. To make the crumble, place the oats, brown sugar, plain flour and butter into a bowl. Use your fingers to squeeze and break up the lumps of butter until crumbs have formed and all of the oats and flour are completely combined with the butter (there should be no loose bits left!).

  7. Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the preheated oven.

  8. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.

  9. Serve immediately with ice-cream or cream.

Super Easy Apple Crumble Thermomix Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (180 if using fan-forced).
2. Grease a oven-proof baking dish with butter and set aside.
3. Place peeled and sliced apples into the TM bowl. Add water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Cook for 5 minutes, 90 degrees on Reverse, Speed 1.
4. Drain the excess liquid from the apples and place into the prepared baking dish.
5. Rinse and dry the TM bowl.
6. Place the oats, flour, butter and sugar into the TM bowl. Press Turbo a few times until you have achieved a consistent crumble mixture (and all of the dry ingredients have been completely combined with the butter.
7. Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the preheated oven.
8. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.
9. Serve immediately with ice-cream, custard or cream.

Super Easy Apple Crumble

46 thoughts on “Super Easy Apple Crumble (best ever!)”

  1. Lucy, I am 100% with you on your Apple crumble addiction!!! It seriously would have to be my all time favourite dessert in the whole world! Thank you so much for posting, i can’t wait to give your recipe a try x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I agree Kat – so yum!!

  2. The perfect dessert, especially in winter. This looks magical Lucy!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Jess!

  3. Oh yes! I am a fan of apple crumble from way back 🙂
    It’s great warm there’s not denying, but I love the leftovers from the fridge even more. And it’s fruit and oats so it totally counts as breakfast food in our house 😉
    I can’t wait to try your version for our next cozy family dinner! And ice cream is not an option – it’s expected 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yes absolutely! I’ve definitely been known to eat apple crumble for breakfast… I add yoghurt so it’s totally ok hehehe!

  4. Swah says:

    I LOVE apple crumble and constantly crave it when it gets cold. I will be definitely giving this one a go!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh absolutely!! That and self saucing pudding or sticky date! Yum!

  5. I love anything crumble, I don’t discriminate. And it has to be swimming in custard! There really is nothing better!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Mmm custard or ice-cream… either is good!! I’m not a big cream fan though.

  6. This looks delicious. Love the crunch on top. I will have to try this soon. Yum.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!

  7. I love how oaty your crumble topping is. I love a crumble that just about eats like a granola. This looks fantastic.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Nicole! Yes it’s got to be crispy and crunchy!

  8. This looks amazing! So simple and delicious. I haven’t made an apple crumble since high school, but I used to make it all the time! Will definitely try this recipe :D.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks so much Olivia – I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Yum! This is absolutely perfect for this time of year, and luckily my folks have a few apple trees too so I’ll have to get my hands on some! Love how crunchy your topping looks! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Perfect!! Our apple trees are overflowing too!

  10. Emma says:

    Whenever I cook a dinner that my kids like, I always make sure I have a nice dessert ready. It’s how I grew up – finish your dinner and you can have dessert I knew tonight’s roast would be eaten quickly, so wanted to prepare something fairly easy after a busy day. I had some apples that were a bit too tart tasting for the kids, so we used them. Peeled and cored them quickly using our slinky apple cutter and 3 kids and a happy rabbit ate up all the peel haha! The rest was too easy! I made it on the stove top because dinner was in the thermomix, and baked while we ate dinner. The house smelt divine and everyone loved it. My son has asked to take some leftovers cold in his lunchbox tomorrow. Yet another Lucy lunchbox hit

  11. Apple crumble is one of the best desserts ever invented!
    Your’s looks delicious Lucy and so pretty! x

  12. Shari says:

    Who doesn’t love Apple Crumble? My sister actually ate apple crumble every night of her first pregnancy {let’s just say she put on 25kgs and ended up with gestational diabetes}.

  13. Very similar to how I’ve made it in the past. I was only just saying how much I’d love an apple tree after watching a television show that showed an apple orchard. Not sure how apples would go up here in hot and steamy qld though.

  14. RM says:

    I made this today and loved it! Great recipe!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I’m so thrilled to hear that! It’s definitely a favourite in our house too.

  15. Tee says:

    Just finished using this recipe, best one ive tried so far! Thanks very much 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for the feedback xx

  16. Aaron says:

    Thanks Lucy!

    My wife (now) to be eight years ago made apple crumble for me when I reneged on a second date, as I was too shy to admit I “liked” her straight away, so I called in sick, she baked me apple crumble and made a quick knock and drop at my door… And the rest was history!. So given my gutlessness back then, her persistence, and a baked apple crumble…. We have had 8 glorious years together, and I feel indebted to her! Love her to bits 🙂
    So I plan to make your apple crumble recipe for our upcoming anniversary and finally pay my dues… Thanks again!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a fantastic story! I love nothing more than when my hubby cooks for me – so I just know how much your wife will appreciate it. Thats the sweetest story! xx

  17. Making this now!! Had some apples to use up! So cool you have your own trees!

  18. K Vidovich says:

    Hi, I am Gluten intolerant as are some family members. I substituted 1 cup of Gluten Free Museli and it gave a great visual as well as a great texture in the mouth. We loved it!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:


  19. Dee says:

    My go-to apple crumble. Thank you

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s a huge compliment – thank you!

  20. Simone Taylor says:

    Hi Lucy, your apple crumble looks amazing. Have you made it with GF flour?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Simone! Thank you so much! No I haven’t made it with gluten-free flour – sorry! xx

  21. Carolina Ferreira says:

    Hi Lucy!

    Today I decided to try your thermomix apple crumble, and oh my gosh. It was delicious! Never had done with oats, and got to say, from now on, I will always make crumble with them.
    Also, I reserved the juice of the apples/sugar/etc, and I filled about a jar? Is there any recipe out there that we can use this yummy juice?


    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh that’s wonderful!!!!! I’m so glad you liked it! Oooh good question! You could mix it in a blender with some baby spinach or kale, cucumber, lemon and mint and make a yummy juice!!!

  22. Hibbah says:

    Made this today and let me tell you this was so so so good! I’m thinking of just making the granola part and using it in other recipes- delish! Thanks so much for this recipe! 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! That’s so great to hear! Oooh yes – the crumble topping is delicious!

  23. Tanaya says:

    This sounds delicious, I have rubharb to use up do you think I could add it in the recipe ?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:


      1. Tanaya says:

        Thankyou would I sub out an apple or just add extra rubharb in at step 3 in the thermomix ?

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hi Tanaya, I haven’t personally made it with rhubarb in the Thermie, but I’m sure that would be fine. You could probably leave in all the apples too (depending on how much rhubarb you’re using). xx

  24. Michelle says:

    Oh wow! Tried your crumble, it’s delicious!
    My hubby is going to inject a pork roast with the juices to make cinnamon apple flavoured roast pork, so looking forward to it!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oh YUM!! Great idea!

  25. Ansie says:

    This was delicous. Very crunchie crumble.
    Next time I won’t add the water when cooking the apple – just a knob of butter and a bit of cream. And put it all into your baking dish. When adding the water, you have to strain it all off after cooking (with it goes al the flavour and spices).
    I halved the castor sugar that goes with the apple, as well as the sugar that goes into the crumble.
    I also put only 3/4 of the butter into the crumble.

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