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5-Ingredient Individual Apple Crumble

October 11, 2017

5-Ingredient Individual Apple Crumble

5-Ingredient Individual Apple Crumble

This recipe for single-serving apple crumble is on my list of ’emergency recipes’. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare, but you’ll need to be patient while it’s in the oven. Don’t worry, the wait will be worth it. It has the perfect ratio of apples to crumbs, which means – lots of crumbs. Just don’t forget to serve it with vanilla ice cream!

If you’re looking for some other emergency recipes, try my chocolate fondant, one-bowl brownies, or peanut butter fudge.

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5-Ingredient Individual Apple Crumble
5-Ingredient Apple Crumble
YIELD: 2 servings
 

Ingredients
Filling:
  • 1 apple , peeled, cored, and sliced into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Streusel Topping:
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
  • optional - 1 1/2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats , chopped pecans or walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. To make the apple filling: In a small bowl, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Divide apples into 2 individual ramekins, and press them slightly. Set aside.
  3. To make the topping: Mix flour and sugar, then add melted butter. Mix with a fork, until mixture clumps together into crumbly balls. Mix in oats and nuts, if using. Sprinkle crumble evenly on top of the apple mixture.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm and top with ice cream if you want (how can you not want?).

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58 Comments

  • Reply
    Kirsti
    October 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Hi there, just want to say I’ve made this recipe twice now (once as written and the other time doubled) and it’s SO GOOD! Apple crumble is a traditional recipe here in the U.K. and you totally nailed it 😉
    Just to still add for anyone who makes this recipe without the optional add-ins, you’ll have to add a bit extra flour, but no worries just a spoonful or two and it’ll look just right!

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      Sidney Cartwright
      June 3, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Kirsti. It is perfect and delicious. I made it today, for lunch here with my friend. Too hot here to use the oven, so tomorrow I can just warm it up. I have no oats and don’t really care for them in most of my baking. This is Yummy!

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      Danni
      June 23, 2021 at 9:33 pm

      I just made this about an hour ago and it’s the best Apple crisp I’ve ever made wow.

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    Miri
    November 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    What kind of apples do you recommend for this? 🙂

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      Shiran
      November 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

      I like to use a variety, usually Pink Lady and Granny Smith.

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    Magui
    April 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Made it yesterday for the first time and will absolutely make it again and again and again! Sooo deliciuous! Thank u

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      Carrie
      April 29, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      What an easy and tasty recipe. I made it healthier by leaving the skin on, using whole wheat flour, and substituting golden erythritol for sugar. You can’t even tell. I’m excited to have a third healthy dessert recipe where there’s hardly any chemical aftertaste (the others are pumpkin pie and cheesecake. )

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    Lisa
    May 23, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Hi There,
    I love your recipe! My Mum used to make Apple Crumble for me, and this is one of the best recipes I have come across,
    Thank you!
    All the best Lisa

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    Asta Kirkham
    September 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Just made this it was so nice, I added some coconut ice cream and It was amazing :))))

  • Reply
    Oshay Beamon
    September 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I just popped these in the oven, wish me luck perfect for my husband and I – I didn’t have the topper ingredients but I do have ice cream

  • Reply
    Gabriella
    October 29, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Can oil be substituted for the butter?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      October 31, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Sorry but I haven’t tried it with oil.

  • Reply
    Zahbia
    November 6, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I tried this recipe today and OMG !!! It was flawless, even my husband who doesn’t have a sweet tooth at all loved it.

  • Reply
    Chris
    December 7, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Your recipes look amazing! I can’t wait to try some of them. Thanks Shiran. Merry Xmas from Australia

  • Reply
    Sneha
    December 20, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Hi, can I use peanut butter instead of regular butter?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      December 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Sneha , you need to use butter, you can add a bit of peanut butter in addition to the butter.

      • Reply
        Charmantha Hailson
        May 28, 2021 at 2:51 am

        I am out of butter, can I use butter beans instead?

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    Rachel
    January 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    This was so good! I doubled the recipe and it was easy to reheat the next day. I added some nutmeg and allspice in with the cinnamon and it was delicious! I also cooked it 5 min longer since I like my apples softer. Thanks for this easy recipe!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    February 10, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Can theses be frozen?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      February 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

      It’s best used fresh!

  • Reply
    Lila
    February 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Just wondering, about how many calories are each serving? It tastes amazing but sometimes I feel guilty for not keeping track of this recipe!

    • Reply
      Leah Pitt
      November 6, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Did you ever get a reply Lila? I think the nutritional info is really important! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren
    March 27, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Can you add blackberries to make it an apple and blackberry crumble? If so, what would be the ratio?
    Thanks

    • Reply
      Salem
      July 21, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      the ratio would be half and half

    • Reply
      Beth
      October 18, 2020 at 11:36 am

      Hello! Can these be made in advance, like a few hours before baking? Or do they need to be baked as soon as they’re assembled? Can’t wait to try these!

      • Reply
        Shiran
        October 20, 2020 at 6:06 am

        Yes, they can be made in advance! You can warm them up in the microwave.

  • Reply
    Simone
    April 26, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Thank you so much for this simple, yet delicious recipe! I made 2 serves tonight for me and my partner, and it so good. I added the oats and some chopped walnuts. I doubled the cinnamon too. The topping was so crunchy! I used some left over Royal Gala apples that we had, but I think next time I will use Granny Smith. Either way, it was a fantastic dessert for a cold evening 🙂

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    Adina
    May 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I doubled the apple and it was perfect for me and my daughter! Thank you, we will repeat often.

  • Reply
    Gayle Rafferty
    July 23, 2019 at 5:32 am

    This apple crumble ticks all the boxes. Easy, quick, very tasty and everyone loves it!
    I added a layer of strawberries under the apples – divine!

    • Reply
      Gayle Rafferty
      July 24, 2019 at 5:36 am

      Second night with this recipe, OMG! Just as delicious. Thank you

  • Reply
    Hannah
    September 24, 2019 at 9:08 am

    This recipe was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! I doubled it and made the apple crumble in one big dish which made enough to serve four (cooked in 30 minutes) Will definitely make it again!

  • Reply
    Emer
    October 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Delicious! Loved it with pecans. Very easy to prepare – will definitely make again. Had mine with custard – yum!

  • Reply
    Becki Banks
    November 30, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Easiest “mini” apple pies ever! I made these for Thanksgiving and It was gobbled up really fast.

  • Reply
    Emily Heitner
    December 3, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    good job! tastes very good

  • Reply
    Manon
    April 1, 2020 at 10:59 am

    It’s probably the 10th time I bake these for my boyfriends, he loves them and it’s time I leave a comment to thank you for this great recipe ! I really appreciate the ingredients being given in grams, saves me from googling ‘2 tbsp butter in grams’ everytime 😀 thank you!!

  • Reply
    Klaira
    April 28, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I haven’t made this yet, but I was wondering if you could tell em how many servings this makes?

    • Reply
      Shiran
      May 5, 2020 at 6:24 am

      2 servings. The serving size in mentioned below the title 🙂

  • Reply
    ginny lantin
    May 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    VERY GOOD!

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    ginny latin
    May 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    VERY GOOD!

  • Reply
    Lina
    May 12, 2020 at 8:10 am

    The best apple crumble recipe. It’s super easy. I’ve been using this recipe several times already. It’s fail proof, it’s simple. You can add a few ingredients if you want and it still tastes amazing!

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    Bella
    May 12, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Very nice but next time I will use less sugar(15-20g) and less butter (15-20g) as 30g was too much resulting in me needing to add more flour to the recipe.

  • Reply
    Chrissie
    June 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I doubled the quantity but used half butter and half coconut oil. That worked quite well. Can’t believe how simple this was to make!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    August 30, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Best apple crumble recipe, so glad I found it! I also appreciate having the variety of measurements in the recipe. My husband absolutely loved it too. Only adjustments I’d make are to double the amount of apples (there seemed plenty of topping) and the apples started to disappear when cooked, and I used Demerara sugar instead of white sugar for the flavour.

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    Kay
    September 20, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    I just made this and it was DELICIOUS. I used three medium-sized Granny Smith apples. Thanks, Shiran, for sharing such s simple, delicious recipe with us. This has been filed in my favourites folder!

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    Tiffany Melirrytos
    September 25, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Hey what would be the difference in cooking times and all that if I just put all the ingredients into a muffin tin? I need to make double and a half of this and I don’t have ramekins

  • Reply
    Ramya
    September 28, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I tried this and turned out perfect! Thanks for such a simple and wonderful recipe!

  • Reply
    Sara
    October 9, 2020 at 12:28 am

    This is so freakin’ good… I did two apples, added cinnamon and a pinch of flaky sea salt to the topping, and used a litttttle bit (1 Tbsp) more butter. I ended up having to bake it for 45 minutes, but that may be because I used one (larger) soup-crock-sized baking vessel instead of ramekins. Thank you for sharing this simple and DELICIOUS recipe!

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    Sophie
    December 6, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    So so delicious and perfect portions for just me and my husband. It’s always too tempting to eat the whole apple crumble if I bake a large one so this helps restricts us to one portion each 😄

  • Reply
    Quinzy
    January 7, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Tried this recipe today and it turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🤩🙂

  • Reply
    Well
    March 7, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. It’s very easy and super yum. 😋 my people love it. It’s brilliant even without ice cream.
    Apples know where they’ll end up now.

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    Betty
    March 18, 2021 at 8:05 am

    I’m hoping to make this in advance, as in prep all the way up to before it goes in the oven.. can it sit in the fridge like this for a few hours before baking? or should it be baked straight away and reheated later when needed?

    If we are having this as a dessert to a meal i would like it to be baked as fresh as possible without having to make it all right after dinner!

    Hope this makes sense!
    Thank you!

    • Reply
      Shiran
      March 30, 2021 at 5:52 am

      Yes, that’s ok! Keep everything in the fridge, then assemble and bake before serving.

  • Reply
    Betty
    March 18, 2021 at 8:05 am

    I’m hoping to make this in advance, as in prep all the way up to before it goes in the oven.. can it sit in the fridge like this for a few hours before baking? or should it be baked straight away and reheated later when needed?

    If we are having this as a dessert to a meal i would like it to be baked as fresh as possible without having to make it all right after dinner!

    Hope this makes sense!
    Thank you!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann Angst
    March 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I made this last night (as written) and it was so good! This night I tried again without the topping and keeping all the apple in one dish and it made incredible baked apples! A must try and save

  • Reply
    Teagan
    May 23, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    This was absolutely delicious! I made one to test if it was good and holy it’s one of the best apple crumbles I’ve ever had! The only things I changed is for the sugar in the topping I did half white sugar half brown and I also added a bit of cinnamon! It makes the homiest most scrumptious desert ever!

  • Reply
    Rebekah Tarukwasha
    July 15, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Such a great recipe. Love that it can be made for 2. My husband and I love it. So easy to whip up for a mid week treat. Never fails!

    • Reply
      Talia @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.
      July 16, 2021 at 3:23 am

      Thanks Rebekah! That’s one of the reasons I also love this recipe, it’s so simple to prepare! 🙂

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