If there's one fruit we can't live without in our house, it's apples. Which is why fall is by favorite - no pumpkin spice for me, I'm baking as many apple desserts as possible!
We've been apple picking three times so far this season, and have probably picked close to 200 pounds of apples at this point. You'd think that'd mean we've made tons of sauce and apple butter but... Not so much. See, my apple storage system leaves something to be desired.
This means I keep ending up with a pile of apples with one tiny bite taken out of each one that I have to do something with immediately! And while I *could* sauce them, an apple crumble is a little more fun, plus I don't have to roll out any dough!
The topping is my absolute favorite part - buttery, crumbly, and sweet but not too sweet.
But I won't bore you with the details - you've gotta make one yourself!
6-8 apples, peeled & sliced (this tool will make quick work of them!)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In large bowl, toss apple slices with 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp cinnamon. Spread in pie pan or baking dish.
Cut butter into small pieces and pulse with flour and sugar in food processor until crumbly. Spread over top of apples.
Bake on center oven rack for 40 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes, and serve.
I love this recipe because you can make it into a pie just by adding your favorite crust to the bottom, or you can make it in a deep pan and double the filling easily. It's even delicious for breakfast!