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Baking dish of apple crumble with fresh apples on the side.

Apple crisp (apple crumble)

Author: Sarah Brooks
This apple crisp or apple crumble is a family favourite. The cinnamon gives a wonderful warm and contrast the tang of the apples and crunch of the coconut and oat topping.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 serves, approx.
Calories 278 kcal


  • Shallow baking dish


Apple filling

  • 2.3 lbs (1kg) apples approx, 9 small apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Crumble topping

  • 1 cup (100gms) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (75gms) desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup (55gms) white sugar
  • 1 stick (½ cup or 113 gms) salted butter


  • Pre-heat oven to 340°F (190°C/170°C fan forced)

To make the apple filling

  • Peel, core and dice the apples
  • Add the apples to a small saucepan with a lid, along with cinnamon, cloves and a splash of water.
  • Simmer with the lid on, checking and stirring frequently until apples are soft and just starting to come apart. You don't want the apples to boil dry but you also don't want them to wet. Watch them carefully or they will catch. Roughly mash, leaving plenty of lumpy bits.
  • Transfer stewed applies to a shallow baking dish and spread out evenly.

To make the crumble topping

  • In a bowl add oates, coconut and sugar, mix well.
  • Melt butter, using a microwave or stove top.
  • Add butter to oat mix and mix in well.
  • Spread oat mix over stewed apples in a more or less even layer. Do not flatten, leave lots of uneven lumpy bits.
  • Bake in oven for 20 mins or until golden brown on top.
  • Serve immediately with a scoop of sour cream ice cream or whipped cream, or delicous on its own.


This recipe is very forgiving.  You can make it bigger or smaller batches or make individual serves.  
You can use any kind of apples you like but remember to taste apple mix and add sugar if needed.


Calories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 7gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

Keywords: apple crisp, apple crumble
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