Apple Crumble

This classic apple crumble recipe is loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans.

apple crumble in bowl with vanilla ice cream

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

This delicious fall dessert recipe starts with in-season granny smith apples and a crispy oat topper. Our testers preferred the tart flavor of granny smith but you could substitute your favorite baking apple, like honey crisp apples, to make this homemade apple crumble recipe. We added pecans to the topping for extra crunch but you could easily omit them.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup butter



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a 2-qt. square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice; toss to coat. Transfer apple mixture to prepared dish.


  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter, mix until clumps form. Sprinkle topping over filling.

  2. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until filing is bubbly and crumble is golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

581 Calories
23g Fat
90g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 580.8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.3g 30%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 52%
Cholesterol 40.7mg 14%
Sodium 477.5mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 90.1g 33%
Dietary Fiber 7.8g 28%
Total Sugars 55.4g
Protein 5.7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Calcium 99.4mg 8%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 349.5mg 7%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.6g
Vitamin D 0IU
Alanine 0.2g
Arginine 0.3g
Ash 2.7g
Aspartic acid 0.4g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 21.3mg
Copper, Cu 0.3mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 2428.6kJ
Fluoride, F 1.5mcg
Folate, total 50.5mcg
Glutamic acid 1.3g
Glycine 0.2g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.2g
Leucine 0.4g
Lysine 0.2g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 45.8mg
Manganese, Mn 1.2mg
Niacin 1.7mg
Phosphorus, P 146.2mg
Pantothenic acid 0.5mg
Phenylalanine 0.2g
Phytosterols 0.1mg
Proline 0.4g
Retinol 126.9mcg
Selenium, Se 12.1mcg
Serine 0.3g
Starch 8g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.1g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.2g
Vitamin A, IU 647.2IU
Vitamin A, RAE 138.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 7.5mcg
Water 152.9g
Zinc, Zn 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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