Instant Apple Crumble


At the moment, mostly governed by the cold, dark nights, we feel like we deserve something nice and warm, and apple crumble is a firm favourite. I have developed a little technique about making a super easy apple crumble. We make a huge batch of crumble and then freeze most of it. Then it is all ready to use! We just cut up an apple or two into some ramekins, sprinkle on the crumble and bake them while we are eating – seriously simple.


Here is my recipe (if you can even call it that):

300g of plain flour
200g of unsalted butter cut into small pieces
150g of sugar

Put it in a bowl and rub the ingredients together until it resembles bread crumbs (some people use a mixer but I use my children because they love doing this). You can also add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon or replace some of the flour by almond powder. Some people like adding oats to the crumble, though I am not such a big fan of this!
I bake my crumbles at 180° until they are golden brown. Honestly they are mostly golden just when we have finished our main course, it is almost like magic 😉



Comments (15)

February 6, 2015

“Some people use a mixer but I use my children” I just died reading this….

Esther in Amsterdam
February 6, 2015

I can testify that Emilie’s crumble is yummy! And such a brilliant idea to freeze the dough — like this, a yummy crumble is so very quick and easy to make. I’m going to put my children to work! (I’m thinking — frozen red fruit would be a good alternative for the apple and even faster to make!) xxx

February 6, 2015

Love this idea! We are also feeling like warming puddings every day at the mo. Also really liking your more regular postings Emilie! x

February 8, 2015

Thank you! I have been enjoying posting more regularly too! x

February 8, 2015

Ooo this looks yummy and I love the idea of freezing little pots. I love your photos too!! Thanks for sharing Emilie xx

February 9, 2015

Wow emilie! Great idea! With children it’s not always easy to find the time to bake but this is the perfect solution! I have been craving apple crumble and who knew it could be this easy!
(Love that you’re posting more too!) x

February 9, 2015

Also, I bet this would be great with rhubarb xxx

February 10, 2015

This is a lovely idea. I’ve never thought of freezing the dough but I’m going to do so now.

February 24, 2015

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March 1, 2015

So much easier to melt the butter, and them stir in.

I do prefer it with oats and cinnamon as well as flour, I also use brown sugar.

Elizabeth in Paris
March 26, 2015

I just made this last night with apple and some frozen fruits rouges, and it was delicious!

August 25, 2016

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Angela Waakhuysen
November 4, 2016

The kids will make this tonight in their own little pop-up restaurant. I can’t wait!

Courtney in London
November 5, 2016

What a cute idea! Let us know how it goes. xx

Emilie in Paris
November 5, 2016

Love the idea of a pop up restaurant! Hope it is fun!!

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