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Apple Crumble

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

This recipe is a family favourite dessert. I remember my mom making apple crumble when I was a young child. I'll never forget the delightful smell cinnamon and sweet apples filling the house on a Sunday afternoon. The sweet crunchy topping with the tangy soft apples is a winning combination! It's one of the simplest and healthiest desserts you can make.

Apple Crumble
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Serves 8


8 apples - sliced or diced (no need to peel)

1 tbsp lemon or orange juice

1/3 cup margarine or soft butter

1 cup uncooked oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tbsp ground flax (optional)

¾ cup brown sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Toss apples with juice and place in the bottom of a 9x12” baking dish.

  3. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl until crumbly.

  4. Press crumbled mixture evenly over apples.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until fruit is soft and crumble is golden brown.

  6. Enjoy on it's own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Try this recipe with different fruit: peaches (fresh, frozen or canned), blueberries (fresh or frozen) or strawberries and rhubarb.

  • Try adding nuts or seeds to the topping: slivered almonds, walnut pieces, flax seed, sunflower seeds.

If you enjoyed this recipe, I'd love it if you gave it a ❤️ or left a comment.

Thank you!

Recipe by Janine LaForte, RD


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I’ve tried a number of your recipes so far, and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them! Especially your muffins, so thank you 🙂🙂 I will say however, that i often cut the sugar as I find that the recipes can handle a little less sweetness. Anyhow, I have this crumble in the ovwn currently and cannot wait to try it out for breakfast in the morning with a scoop of Greek yogurt 🤤

Janine LaForte
Janine LaForte
Apr 24, 2023
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Glad to hear you're enjoying the recipes! You can definitely alter them to make them your own. I'm not usually a recipe follower either 😉

Love that you're having this for breakfast with Greek yogurt! Let me know how you enjoyed it.

Are there other recipes you would be interested in seeing here? I'm always looking for suggestions and inspiration!

Janine LaForte, RD
Culinary Dietitian
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