Apple And Blueberry Crumble

apple blueberry crumble recipe

Fresh berries are the perfect ingredient for a good crumble and this apple blueberry crumble recipe is sure to become one of your favorites.  It’s wonderfully simple to make, requires only 1 bowl (plus a baking dish) and can be served warm or cold with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh fruit.

Crumble Versus Crisp

I’m not sure why people would want to do this but there are some who argue about the differences between a crisp and a crumble.  In reality they are almost the same thing.  What is called a crumble in the UK is usually called a crisp in the US.  Both are baked fruit desserts with a topping sprinkled on top.  The US version will have a smoother topping, the UK will favor a chunkier topping.  US cooks will use oats or flour for the struesel topping, others will use flour.  Some people get confused altogether and think the topping should be a dough, but that is a strudel and is a completely different creature.

apple blueberry crumble recipe

Before You Start

Use fresh blueberries if you can.  Wash them and pat dry them thoroughly, you don’t want excess moisture in your mix.  If you use frozen blueberries (and frozen will work just fine), make sure they are completely thawed, drained and dried.

I like Gala apples because they are sweet.  Golden delicious will work well with this crumble recipe.  Granny Smith apples will be more tart.

Ingredients

  • 4 Gala apples sliced into 1/8″ slices
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2-3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

apple blueberry crumble recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 3-quart baking dish with butter. Add sliced apples to a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon and toss to coat. Add blueberries and toss lightly. Add mixture to baking dish.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine oatmeal, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, salt and butter and mix together with fingers to form clumps of oatmeal mixture. Evenly top apple mixture with oatmeal mixture.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until oatmeal topping starts to brown and apple mixture bubbles. Serve hot with ice cream or at room temperature.

This dessert can be made ahead and will keep well for a week in your refrigerator.  Serve it warm with ice cream or whipped cream (some like to stir it all together!).  When it’s time to bake, this is a great recipe to use.

 

 

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