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Irish Apple Crumble

4.67 from 33 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

4.67 from 33 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
5 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:)

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
3 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
4 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!!’

6 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
6 months ago

Hi Gemma,

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

Amy
Amy
8 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!

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