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Apple Crumble with Granola

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours

Makes

8 servings

Tender apple slices are tucked beneath a sweet crunchy topping in this comforting apple crumble with granola. For variety, replace the apples with your favorite fruit. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio
Apple Crumble with Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2-1/2 cups granola with fruit and nuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the apples, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the granola, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with butter.
  2. Cover and cook on low until the apples are tender, 5-6 hours. Serve warm; if desired, top with vanilla ice cream and additional cinnamon.
Apple Crumble with Granola Tips

How else can I cook apple crumble with granola?

This apple crumble recipe takes advantage of the convenience of the slow cooker, but it can also be baked in a conventional oven. Pour the apple mixture into an 8-in. square baking dish. Add the granola topping and drizzle with butter, then bake at 350°F for 55-60 minutes or until the apples are tender. Serve the apple crumble warm with whipped cream or ice cream for a delicious dessert.

What kind of apples should I use for apple crumble with granola?

We recommend Granny Smith as the go-to apple for this recipe because they’re tart and firm and keep their shape while providing a perfect balance to the sweet ingredients. Read up on how to pick the the best apples for apple pie and other baked goods, and how to store apples.

Why didn’t my apple crumble with granola get crispy on top?

If your granola topping didn’t get thoroughly crisp on top, it could be because the dessert was undercooked. Make sure the apples are thoroughly cooked to prevent the juices from creating a runny sauce that could moisten the topping.

When storing leftovers, make sure the apple crumble has completely come to room temperature before wrapping and storing. If it’s still warm, the heat will rise and create moisture, which will create a soggy topping. To remedy this, reheat individual servings in a 350° oven. Just a few minutes in the oven will get the topping crunchy and crisp again.

Here's the difference between cobblers, crumbles, crisps and other warm, bubbly fruit desserts.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 382 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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