Classic Apple Crumble

Recipe and Images Provided By The Speckled Palate

Our family, including our beloved Grandma Lorraine, who famously told us that “there’s not much in life that can’t be made better with butter,” has made developing the perfect batch of butter our family legacy. This goal is more than 125 years in the making, a passion passed on from generation to generation, including our children, who make up generation six.

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So, without further ado, here’s The Speckled Palate’s recipe for a classic Apple Crumble:

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 1


Walnut Topping

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ¼” squares

Apple Filling

  • 4 medium Granny Smith Apples (about 4 ½ cups chopped)
  • 1/3 cup spiced apple cider
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chilled Unsalted butter, cut into ¼” squares
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Classic Apple Crumble


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray an 8″ square baking dish with nonstick baking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized glass bowl, combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon and flour. Stir until combined.
  3. Use your hands to cut the butter into the sugar mixture, working the butter into the sugar mixture until it resembles wet sand.
  4. In a large glass bowl, measure out the chopped apples and add the cider. Toss.
  5. Add the sugar, flour and cinnamon, stirring until combined.
  6. Add the butter, tossing until combined.
  7. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Evenly top the apple mixture with the topping.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the topping has browned and the apple mixture is bubbling.
  10. Enjoy warm with a scoop of your favorite ice cream!

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