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Charming Small Batch Apple Crumble: A Perfect Fall Dessert

Charming Small Batch Apple Crumble: A Perfect Fall Dessert

Capture the essence of fall with this delicious, small-batch apple crumble, made from freshly picked apples. This simple but incredibly satisfying dessert features tender, spiced apples topped with a crunchy oat and flour crumble. It's a warm treat, ideal for enjoying the benefits of the season, especially after a day of apple picking.

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Why you will love this recipe

This apple crumble is easy to make and perfectly sized for those who don't need a big dessert. Its warm spiced cinnamon filling and buttery crumble topping make it a comforting end to any meal, especially in cooler weather. Plus, using apples that you've picked yourself adds a special touch to the dining experience.

Perfect opportunity

This apple crumble is perfect for a quiet fall evening, a small family dinner or a casual gathering with friends. It pairs wonderfully with a scoop of vegan ice cream or a dollop of whipped coconut cream for an even more indulgent treat.

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Decorating Tips

For a beautifully rustic look, sprinkle the top with a handful of chopped nuts or a little caster sugar before baking to add texture and a touch of sparkle. Serving it in the baking dish adds to its cozy appeal, or you can serve individual portions with a sprig of mint for a fresh contrast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple (or 2 medium sized apples), peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca starch
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Crumble topping:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cold vegan butter, cubed

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a small baking dish.
  2. Prepare the crumble topping by mixing the flour, oatmeal, salt and brown sugar in a bowl. Use your fingers or a fork to cut in the vegan butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Put aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix the diced apples with the brown sugar, corn or tapioca starch, cinnamon and lemon juice.
  4. Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared baking dish and cover evenly with the crumble topping.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the crumble begins to brown and the topping is bubbly.
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Enjoy this warm, homemade apple crumble in small batches, a perfect treat that brings the flavors of fall right to your kitchen!

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