Secret Ingredient Apple Crumble

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Tam D
from The Dalles, OR

There's nothing better in Fall than apple dishes! This recipe came to me many years ago from a friend in Maine. It was the best apple crisp I'd ever had -- then and since. It has the perfect balance of crumble to apples, and a perfect blend of spices, in just the right amount. The no-longer-secret ingredient is the perfect finishing touch. This crumble is just perfection! The recipe is very simple, and easy to multiply for a crowd. Or, make one for you, and one for a friend!

serves 5-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    sliced apples
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    flour*
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • dash
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    butter
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How To Make

  • 1
    Mound the sliced apples in a round pie plate or cake pan, that has been prepared with food release spray.
  • 2
    Sprinkle the apples with orange juice.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Then cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is evenly crumbly, or pulse in your food processor.
  • 4
    Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apples.
  • 5
    Bake 45 min. at 375*, til apples are soft and crumble is golden. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
  • 6
    NOTE: This recipe multiplies easily, and doubled, can be baked in a 9x13 baking dish. Add a few extra minutes in the oven for each time you multiply. *Easily gluten free with your favorite all purpose flour substitute.
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