Mini Apple Crumble

Found some granny smith apples lying in my basket of oranges. What I can do with 3 of them? I’ve just finished giving the oven a good scrub down (I can’t remember the last time I did it, oops) and really not in the mood to make anything complicated, or rather, anything that involves in heavy cleaning up. Hmm…I know… apple crumble! What better way to reward myself than with a warm, delicious dessert with my favorite crunchy granola topping?
Granny Smiths and Oranges


3 granny smith apples (if you are using red, you could omit the white sugar)
2 tbsp granulated white sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp (14 g) unsalted butter
1 tbsp all-purpose flour / plain flour
zest of 1 orange
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Crumble topping:
1/4 cup ( 21 g) granola or rolled oats
1/3 cup (43 g) all-purpose flour / plain flour
Pinch of baking powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp granulated white sugar
1/4 cup (57 g) unsalted butter – cut into small pieces
2 tbsp raw sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Serves 3 – 4

Recipe source: Laura in the kitchen

Preheat your oven to 210C / 410F.

mini apple crumble ingredients line up

Ingredients line up

Slice the apples thinly. I like to cut them into smaller size to absorb the flavors.

granny smith apples Slice them thinly

Slice them thinly

In a large skillet or pan, add the butter and both kinds of sugar, cook over medium low heat until it starts to bubble.

Caramelizing the sugars


Add the apples, cinnamon, orange zest, lemon zest and juice, salt and cook the mixture for about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour into the apple mixture and remove from heat.

Caramelizing Smells absolutely amazing!

Smells absolutely amazing!

Apples being caramelized in a pan

The flour will help to bind the juices onto the apples


Meanwhile make the topping.

Apple Crumble topping

Ingredients for topping, sorry I left out the butter in this pic!

In a large bowl, stir together both kinds of sugar, granola, flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Add the butter and use your fingers to rub in the ingredients until its evenly distributed among the dry mixture.

Place the apple filling into small ramekins and cover with topping. Sprinkle raw sugar all over the top.

Apple crumble filling

Feel free to use a bigger ramekin if you wish 🙂


apple crumble fiiling

Like this one…hee hee!


apple crumble topping

Cover the apples well and sprinkle raw sugar all over

Bake the crumble for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly on top.

Mini Apple Crumble golden and delicious


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