Apple Crumble Recipe
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Apple Crumble Recipe

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While visiting friends in New Zealand, I watched this dessert being made. Back at home, I came up with my own version. It’s great with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. —Carol Simpkins, Santa Cruz, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 322 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Place phyllo dough on a work surface; cut in half. Spritz one sheet with butter-flavored spray. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo, placing each layer, sprayed side up, in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, ginger and cinnamon; add apples and toss to coat. Spoon over phyllo dough.
  3. In another large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, bread crumbs, ginger and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add almonds; sprinkle over apple mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Apple Crumble in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p27

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"This is delicious but the directions were a little unclear. The butter-spray I used did not taste well. I guess I'll try another brand. My husband loved it!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I loved the recipe but I wasn't sure about the directions. I wondered what brand of butter flavored spray was used? The brand I used did not taste good at all!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Just follow the recipe. Too many of you are making it tooooo complicated. You can hardly go wrong with dessert and coffee on a cool evening. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"This recipe was fantastic and very easy to make. Wonderful served hot, topped with vanilla ice cream. Will definitely make this again and again everyone loved it."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"The way the recipe reads you put all (16 pieces when the 8 sheets are cut in half) the phyllo dough in the 8 inch square baking dish after spraying the top of each with butter-flavored cooking spray. Then after putting the filling in you top it with the crumble topping and bake. This is the way it reads -- is this correct? It does not say to layer phyllo then apples, etc. I think more directions are needed for this."

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