Oatmeal Apple Crumble is one of those recipes that I have been forgetting to post. It’s just an everyday, humdrum recipe that I throw together when guests stop by. Or even when we have no guests at all…it is a good old fashioned dessert that I make year round.
A delicious old-fashioned favorite
A little secret about apples is that supermarkets keep them in cold storage for months. Potatoes, carrots and onions keep in refrigeration for a long time too. So even though apple picking season may be in the Fall, apple serving season is almost all year long. This is a good thing! If we didn’t have apples and their long storage quality, we might have large segments of the year without any fruit at all.
Most apples work for this recipe
I use almost every type of apple for Oatmeal Apple Crumble. I am not a big fan of mushy apples, however, and those always seem to be the Red Delicious variety. I am not sure why. Granny Smith apples are always spot on, but for the recipe you see in the photo, I opted for crispy Opal apples which are a fave. Macintosh and Pink Ladies are good too.
The old fashioned rolled oats gives a little extra body and crunch to the topping for Oatmeal Apple Crumble. You can also add 1/4 cup (30g) of chopped pecans to the topping mixture too if you want to change things up. I think this dessert is absolutely complete when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream is good too.
Oatmeal Apple Crumble is also a great dessert to take with you to pot-lucks or dinner parties. Ironically, I usually apologize for such a humble dessert offering. However, I always return home with an empty baking dish!Print
Oatmeal Apple Crumble is the go-to favorite
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
1/2 cup flour (62g)
½ cup rolled oats (45g)
¼ cup brown sugar (50g)
2 tbsp. granulated sugar (30g)
6 tbsp. melted butter (84g)
3 lbs. apples, peeled, cored and sliced (1.5kg)
Juice of 1 lemon
¾ cup granulated sugar (150g)
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon (7g)
2 tbsp. flour (8g)
Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
For the topping, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt in a large bowl. Drizzle in the melted butter and toss to combine well. Break up any large lumps and set aside.
Place the sliced apples in a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, granulated sugar, cinnamon and flour and stir until the apples are well coated. Place the prepared apples in a 9”x 9” (22cm x 22cm) square ceramic baking pan. (Metal pans are fine too when lined with parchment paper.)
Bake for 50-60 minutes uncovered, until the crust is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.