It’s Damn Near Fall, Let’s Make An Apple Crumble

posted by on 09/13/2012 | 12 comments (leave one of your own)

It was 47 degrees yesterday in my hood and it snowed on the Peak, so summer has totally peaced out on us here in CO.

To celebrate (and mask my sadness), I made a apple crumble.

set it up

I used apples for this crumble, but you can use 4 cups of any fruit or berry you prefer.  I used Gwennie’s recipe from My Father’s Daughter, I happen to think her cookbook is pretty legit.

Apple Crumble

4 cups of diced apples (I think these are golden delicious because it’s what I had)
¼ cup + 1 TB. flour (I used whole grain, you can use white, spelt, whateves)
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
¼ cup organic dark brown sugar, packed
½ tsp ground cinnamon
4 TB unsalted butter at room temp.


Dice up all your apples, I didn’t peel them because I don’t have time for that.  Also, I sprinkled the cinnamon directly onto the apples, I don’t know why.  Gwyneth is probably very disappointed in me.


The oven should preheat to 350°.  Toss the  fruit with the 1 TB of flour in some sort of dish. I used a dish that belonged to my grandmother, mostly to show my sisters that it’s mine.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands until it comes together in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit and bake for 40 minutes or until the top has browned and it is kind of bubbly (technical cooking term).

 Behold: Apple Crumble in my grandmother’s dish not owned by my sisters.

apple crumble

It is best served warm with ice cream, but it is also delicious for breakfast with greek yogurt.  Allegedly.

  • Nanette

    You are hilarious, with your “mine, not my sister’s.” Love. It.

    And this recipe is right up my alley. Must try!

  • Melissa

    You’re getting to be so crafty in the kitchen! I love using my grandmother’s mixing bowls and dutch oven – that my sister didn’t get either.

    We have a frost alert for tonight in the SLV. It feels like summer ditched us super early this year! *sad face*

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you

    my cookbook of the same name is my secret favorite.

    i have not made the crumble.

    but i shall.
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  • Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd

    Jealous of your weather.

    And I am adding this to my list of stuff to make for the next week. My boys (and hubby) will love it.
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  • koreen

    Saving this recipe! Only I’m going to totally bastardize it by taking out sugar and gluten products. 😉
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  • Robin Jingjit

    I bet that smells really good coming out of the oven.
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  • Michelle

    You’ve inspired my lazy ass to do 2 things today: those jars with the chalkboard labels you can write on and the apple crumble. Yum.
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  • Michelle

    You’ve inspired my lazy @ss to do 2 things today: those jars with the chalkboard labels and the crumble. Yum.
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  • katy

    i swear i can smell it.
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  • Kay T.

    Can’t decide which I like best… the recipe or the bowl jabs. I use my great aunt’s kitchen stuff. If I posted pictures of them, my sibs would hunt me down. LOL.

  • thedoseofreality

    I have to say that while the apple crumble looked delicious it was the casserole dish that did me in…my grandmother had the same ones! Thanks for that trip down memory lane…too bad I didn’t have some apple crumble to accompany me on it! 😉
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  • Amy

    Oh man. I think this may have changed my life. Made it last night, and there’s like, 2.85 bites remaining. Extraordinary. And now on to the cheddar crackers. Z-Dub cookbook in the works?

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