This recipe is so easy and simple to make! The crumble mixture has the same consistency of a shortbread. It is a bit messy to eat, however, this would pair very nicely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. You can also substitute the apples for other fruits such as pear, blueberry, strawberries, peaches, raspberries, etc. Adding on nuts on the top of the crumble mixture prior to putting it in the oven would also add a nice crunch element to this dessert.
- 1 and 1/2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup very cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon ice water
- 1 apple, cubed
- Lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place butter cubes in the freezer for 15 minutes. Peel and slice the apples into small cubes (1cm by 1cm cubes). Toss the apples in some lemon juice and set aside in the fridge.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and the spices together. Using two forks or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until they are about the size of peas. Add in the egg yolk and continue cutting until thoroughly combined. Drizzle in some ice water slowly until the dough just comes together when squeezed in your palms.
In a baking dish, press 3/4 of the mixture down firmly using the back of a spoon. Take out the apples from the fridge and spread them in an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining mixture over the apples.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden top. Cool before serving.