Apple Cinnamon Crumble

Apple cinnamon crumble - Lilie Bakery

A seasonal recipe that is both crispy and tender: the Apple cinnamon crumble ! A real pleasure to prepare so much it perfumes the kitchen. A base of melting apples and a crispy oatmeal crumble crumble: a very tasty dessert with relatively little sweetness.

The crumble is my sweet tooth and I bet you are too! So easy and quick to prepare (at the last minute it's perfect) and it is always unanimous! In this recipe, we find the perfect marriage of apple and cinnamon. In short, an ultra comforting fruity dessert to share ...

What you'll love about this crumble recipe

It's an easy and inexpensive recipe. Inside this apple cinnamon crumble, we fill up with seasonal fruits! In this recipe, the fruits are very melting after cooking you will see. The crumble dough is slightly crunchy thanks to the oatmeal added in the recipe.

The contrast between the fondant of the apples and the crunchiness of the crumble above is a pure delight… Can you also imagine the delicious smell of cinnamon escaping from the oven? In short, a recipe for comfort and goodness.

Apple cinnamon vanilla ice cream crumble - Lilie Bakery

Ingredients to plan for this apple cinnamon crumble

To give the apples this melting aspect and to prevent it from rejecting their water during cooking, add a little flour and sugar. Choose apples that are not very sweet: the granny smith (green). I do not recommend the other apples because in the end it would be too sweet ... For the apple garnish, we also add a touch of lemon juice and of course cinnamon!

As for the crumble dough, you will need small oatmeal (I do not recommend large flakes for this recipe), classic flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, unsalted butter, and cinnamon.

Cinnamon is present in apples and in the dough: it is not overpowering you will see, the dose is balanced for the amount of crumble as a whole.

How to make this apple cinnamon crumble?

We start by preparing the apple filling : they are peeled and diced. Then we add the flour, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. We put aside for the rest.

To prepare the crumble dough, we mix together all the ingredients: small oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, melted butter. It only remains to crumble this sandy mixture on the apples placed in the gratin dish. Simple and fast!

How to taste this apple crumble?

This apple cinnamon crumble is delicious warm after taking it out of the oven. You can then serve it plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This apple crumble can also be eaten cold: it is also very good! You can store it at room temperature if it is eaten within 24 hours or place it in the refrigerator for about 4 days.

Crispy fondant cinnamon apple crumble - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like apple-based desserts, then I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty crumbles!

Apple cinnamon vanilla ice cream crumble - Lilie Bakery
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4.9 on 26 votes

Apple Cinnamon Crumble

A crumble that is both tender and crunchy but above all full of fruit and flavored with cinnamon… Easy and very tasty: impossible to resist!
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time45 minutes
Total1 time 5 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Yield: 5 people


Apple filling

  • 5 Granny Smith apples (because not very sweet)
  • 1 cs all-purpose flour
  • 80 g light brown sugar
  • 2 cs lemon juice
  • 1 cc cinnamon powder

Crumble dough

  • 70 g small oatmeal
  • 120 g all-purpose flour
  • 0,5 cc baking powder
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cc cinnamon powder
  • 125 g soft butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° traditional heat. Peel the apples, core them and cut them into cubes (neither too big nor too small).
  • Place the apples in a bowl then add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Coat them well then place them in a small gratin dish (mine is 27x17cm).
  • In another bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and warm melted butter. With a spatula or by hand, mix to obtain a sandy mixture.
  • Crumble this crumble over the apples. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. The top should be lightly golden. Out of the oven, let cool before eating it plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ...


Can be stored at room temperature if tasted within 24 hours (cover with aluminum foil).
Otherwise, it can be stored in the refrigerator for about 4 days, protected with cling film.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
29th October, 2021
12th November 2021



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    5th November 2021

    5 stars
    It's a very gourmet crumble!

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    7th May 2023

    5 stars
    The crumble recipe! Delicious ! A must have at home.

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      Lilie bakery

      8th May 2023

      Thank you very much Karel! A simple and family recipe you are right :) See you soon

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    September 8, 2023

    Is it possible to follow the recipe with fresh peaches or apricots?
    Thank you and have a nice day!

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      Lilie bakery

      September 13, 2023

      Hello Elodie, yes you can possibly replace the apples with peaches or apricots. You will make it with or without cinnamon depending on your preference. See you soon :)

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    11th February 2024

    5 stars
    I prepared this crumble yesterday, we ate it last night with friends; It’s been a long time since I made a crumble and I haven’t regretted it! great recipe, thank you :-)

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      Lilie bakery

      11th February 2024

      Thank you very much Camille! It's true that a good crumble is always appreciated for dessert :) See you soon


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