Thanksgiving Apple Crumble

This past weekend was Thanksgiving! Just because I live in the UK does not mean I will give up my turkey dinner, so we invited over a big pile of friends and family and had a huge turkey dinner!

This also gave me a chance to get the highest level judgement on the 5 minute Halloween treats that I did for my last post.

I think they passed muster!

Thanksgiving dinner always means eating until you are so full it hurts and usually dessert is not in high demand by the end of all the turkey, potatoes, veggies, gravy, stuffing, etc. I thought a lighter option dessert would be a good idea, but I still wanted something very cosy and warm that would fit with thanksgiving. Apple crumble seemed like the perfect pick.

While I have used reference recipes before, I find that they usually make way too much crumble, or don’t spice the apple as nicely, so I have adapted this recipe from a fair bit of trial and error to make a crumble I really love! It is really nice to serve warm with some ice cream or whipped cream.

Also I would like to point out that is a very good idea to use a wider and shallower pan for crumble as it makes sure the apple filling cooks through without over cooking the crumble top.

In the instructions below you can choose to just use cinnamon in the filling, but I had left over apple pie spice that I decided to use instead. I think this was absolutely delicious and really elevated the taste of the crumble filling!

Hope you enjoy!

Thanksgiving Apple Crumble

This recipe makes 12 smallish servings (perfect for post thanksgiving dinner).

For 12 servings, each is 340 calories.

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Ingredients:

Crumble:

  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 135g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 150g unsalted butter at room temperture and cut into cubes

Filling:

  • 1350g (about 8) granny smith apples
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs plain flour
  • 3 tsp. of cinnamon or apple pie spice

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon and sugar until well combined.
  3. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time, use your hands to rub the butter into the dry ingredients. The end result should look like bread crumbs.dsc_9813
  4. Peal, core and cut up the apples into c. 1cm cubes. dsc_9811
  5. In a baking pan measuring about 12″ x 9″ place the apple chunks.
  6. Mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon or apple pie spice for the filling in a small bowl and pour over the apple slices and use your hand to mix this all together so the apples are well coated.
    • I used the apple pie spice I had made for the apple pie bites because I had a bunch left over (this combined cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger) and you can find the instructions here.
  7. Spread the crumble mixture over the top of the apples. dsc_9814
  8. Bake for 40 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit is soft and bubbling.
    • You can stick a fork into the crumble to test the apple is soft.
  9. Serve it warm and enjoy!

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We ate ours with vanilla ice cream!

And here is the easy to print version:

Thanksgiving Apple Crumble

Ingredients:

Crumble:

  • 225g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 135g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 150g unsalted butter at room temperture and cut into cubes

Filling:

  • 1350g (about 8) granny smith apples
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs plain flour
  • 3 tsp. of cinnamon or apple pie spice

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon and sugar until well combined.
  3. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time, use your hands to rub the butter into the dry ingredients. The end result should look like bread crumbs.
  4. Peal, core and cut up the apples into c. 1cm cubes.
  5. In a baking pan measuring about 12″ x 9″ place the apple chunks.
  6. Mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon or apple pie spice for the filling in a small bowl and pour over the apple slices and use your hand to mix this all together so the apples are well coated.
    • I used the apple pie spice I had made for the apple pie bites because I had a bunch left over (this combined cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger) and you can find the instructions here.
  7. Spread the crumble mixture over the top of the apples.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit is soft and bubbling.
    • You can stick a fork into the crumble to test the apple is soft.
  9. Serve it warm and enjoy!
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