Maple Apple Crumble



Crumbles are basically inverted fruit tarts. They are so easy to make and so delicious to eat. Although you can use many different fruits to make them (think peaches, pears, raspberries), the staple is usually apple. This recipe offers the perfect balance between sweetness and butter. It takes a little more than an hour to bake, but very few minutes to make.


For 6-8 people




Fruit Layer

5 apples, peeled and cubed

3 pears, peeled and cubed

¼ cup maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp salted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C.
  2. In a baking dish, mix fruit with maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Dot with butter.




Crumble Layer

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cubed


  1. In a medium bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar and salt together. Add the cubed butter and work the butter into the flour mixture with your hands until the dough looks crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle the dough evenly over the uncooked fruit layer.
  3. Bake for 1hour to 1h15 minutes or until golden brown.




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