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Irish Apple Crumble

4.73 from 40 votes
Apple Crumble is such a lovely dessert and it was a staple at home growing up in Ireland. My mum and I will show you our favorite recipe!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! I’m at home in Ireland, so I thought I’d cook with my mum in our family kitchen. We’re making the very first dessert we baked together: a traditional Irish Apple Crumble. Plus, we’ll share some stories and even show you how to whip cream to complement this lovely dessert. So let’s get Christmas baking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Irish Apple Crumble

4.73 from 40 votes
Apple Crumble is such a lovely dessert and it was a staple at home growing up in Ireland. My mum and I will show you our favorite recipe!
Author: Patricia Stafford
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Apple Crumble is such a lovely dessert and it was a staple at home growing up in Ireland. My mum and I will show you our favorite recipe!
Author: Patricia Stafford
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 4 medium cooking apples (Bramley or granny smith)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) granulated sugar/ caster sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup (6oz/170g) all-purpose/plain flour
  • ½ cup (3oz/85g) butter, cold and cubed

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop the apples into 1-2cm chunks.
  • Put the apples into an 8 x 8 inch ovenproof dish. Toss in some lemon juice to stop it going brown. Sprinkle over the sugar
  • Place the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the cold butter and use your hands (or a pastry blender) to rub in the butter until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs. Pour this evenly on top of the apples. (The crumble topping can be made a day in advance and it can also be frozen)
  • Bake the crumble at 350°F (180°C) for 35-45 minutes or until nicely browned on top and the apples are bubbling. Enjoy hot with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream. Enjoy!

 

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Hamnah
9 months ago

Hi Gemma!!
Baked your apple crumb today and it turned out to be really good.
Everybody in my family liked it and enjoyed it with homemade ice cream.
But unfortunately couldn’t click a picture of my bold bake:)

27 days ago

Hi Gemma,
The Recipe On Your Website And The Video’s Description Box Are Different!
Some Of The Ingredients Have Different Measurements
(Like 3/4 Cup Butter In The Description And 1/2 Cup Butter On Your Website)
Can You Please Check This Because I’m Going To Make The One On Your Website.

1 month ago

Hi Gemma,
What Do You Recommend I Make This In?
(9 Inch Pie Pan, 8×8 Square Pan, 9 Inch Cake Pan)

1 month ago

I love this Irish Apple Crumble! It’s a simple recipe to make and delicious to eat. I will definitely make this over and over. ❤

RONI
RONI
2 months ago

Can I double quantity if so double all exactly, if so what size baking dish. Thankyou.

Fiby Al Haddad
3 months ago

Hii Gemma,
I made this recipe today, and it’s so yummiii 😍😍 i Just made one substitution, i used gluten free flour 😊
Thank you for sharing this healthy, easy, simple and yummiii recipe ♥️♥️

janice
janice
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! Is it okay if I use unsalted butter for this?

Hi firstly I just want to say I love this site. All your recipes are great and turn out just as your pics!
Secondly can you make this Apple crumble and then keep in the fridge to bake tomorrow?

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne
7 months ago

Hi Gemma, I used Fuji apples which is what’s readily availabe for me in Singapore. Unfortunately the bottom of the pie was “soupy”. Could you please tell me what I can do to prevent this next time?
Thank you, Sarah

Chiscake
8 months ago

Hi Gemma, at first I wanted to make apple pie, but after seeing this recipe this looks so much easier and simpler! If I were to use brown sugar instead of granulated in either the flour portion or apple, how is that going to affect taste or texture?
Thanks!!’

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