Baked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

This Baked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is a hallmark of fall. An easy, classic favorite that’s incredibly delicious warm from the oven with a crumbly cinnamon-oat, buttery topping. 

Closeup view of apple crisp with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

This Apple Crumble is a fall dessert you will want to make this season.

I love warm from the oven fall desserts, from pies to Plum Cake, and Pumpkin Bread to Apple Cider Donuts, and even simple baked pears.

Apple Crumble, also known as Apple Crisp, is a staple in my family’s kitchens. My father grew up in an apple orchard in the Yakima Valley of Washington state.

Now, years later, he still maintains a small apple grove. And when the apples are ripe in the fall, the first recipe we make is always Apple Crumble.

Baked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

This simple dessert is made with 4 lbs of large baking apples. I like Golden Delicious apples but other varieties like Braeburn, Granny Smith, and Honey Crisp are good choices too. 

Taste of Home has a detailed post on which apples are best for baking you might want to check out.

As a general rule of thumb, 1 lb of apples is equal to 2 large apples or 3 medium-size apples.

Combine a simple topping of oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon until it’s nice and clumpy. Then slice the apples, and toss with lemon juice and cinnamon. 

Add the apples to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, top with crumble, and bake at 375 degrees for 55 minutes. Or until the apples are soft and the crumble is toasty.

Top, of course, with vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm from the oven. Happy sigh!

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More Apple Recipes to Try

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp: A Fall Favorite
Apple Dumplings with Maple Caramel Syrup
Slow Cooker Apple Butter

2 Bowls of Homemade Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Closeup view of apple crisp with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Baked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Baked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream recipe is a hallmark of fall. An easy, classic favorite that's incredibly delicious warm from the oven with a crumbly cinnamon-oat, buttery topping. 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned-oats
  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • (2 sticks) cold butter, diced
  • 4 pounds large baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. For the crumble: Mix oats, 1 cup sugar, and flour in a medium-size bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the topping has become clumps. This can be done a day ahead if you like. Refrigerate while proceeding with the recipe.
  2. For the Apples: Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Mix sliced apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a bowl. Transfer the apples to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  3. Baking the Crumble: Bake for 55 minutes or until the apples are tender (I like to check this with a fork) and the topping is nicely browned and crisp. Let cool for a few minutes before spooning warm apple crumble into bowls. Top with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 6gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

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