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Irish Apple Crumble

4.66 from 29 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!
Apple Crumble, Irish, Gemma Stafford, Recipes

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

4.66 from 29 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: Gemma Stafford
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: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • 4 Bramley cooking apples (or what ever cooking apples you use)
  • ¼ Cup (2oz/50g) granulated sugar/ caster sugar
  • (150g/6oz/ ¾ Cup) plain flour (also works well with gluten-free flour)
  • ¾ Cup (3oz/75g) salted butter, cold
  • ¼ Cup (2oz/50g) granulated sugar/ caster sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced to stop the apples turning brown

Instructions

  • First, you need to prepare the apples. Core and chop the apples into 1-2cm chunks.
  • Put the apples into an ovenproof dish. Toss in some lemon juice juice to stop it going brown. Sprinkle over the sugar
  • Place the flour and the sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and use your hands to mix rub in the butter until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs. Pour this evenly on top of the apple.
  • The crumble topping can be made a day in advance and it can also be frozen.
  • Bake the crumble at 180C/350F for 35/45 minutes or until nicely browned on top and the apples are bubbling. Eat hot from the oven with whipped cream. Enjoy!

 

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Hamnah
4 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:)

Sarah Anne
Sarah Anne
2 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
3 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!!’

4 months ago

Hi Gemma!
We made this tonight to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was simple and our home smells amazing. We also made your whip cream and it compliments this dish. Many thanks to you and your mum.

Melanie
Melanie
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I am making the topping today to be used for tm. How do I store it?

Amy
Amy
6 months ago

Yummy! and quite easy to make which I like so much. Thank you for sharing. Watching you and your mum, made me missed my own mother.

Rupradha
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! Both of you are so sweet! I love you guys! I tried your Irish Apple Crumble tonight and it was so delicious! Everybody loved it! Thank you so much! Love and hugs

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

I’ve been making this dessert every year on St Patrick’s Day since you aired it. It is my favorite treat. The tartness of the apples, the buttery shortbread crumble topping, and fresh unsweetened whipped cream rounds out it all out perfectly.

Terea Nicolai
Terea Nicolai
1 year ago

I have two pans of your apple crumble in the oven now for our contribution to the St Patrick’s Day supper with other Central Arizona Tall Society Club members. I just know my dessert will be a hit❤️ Thank you, Gemma!

Angie Wong
Angie Wong
1 year ago

hi gemma! I just saw the video on youtube you two are so sweet! I just wanted to ask if its 6 oz (170g) of flour or 150g of flour or 3/4 cup (90g) of flour..?

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