This delicious strawberry and apple crumble is quick and easy to put together. The perfect summertime dessert that's bursting with flavor!
Love desserts made with fresh fruit? Try my Lemon Pomegranate Cake, Streusel Top Apple Muffins, Apple Rose Tart with Dulce de Leche, or my Kolokithopita Greek Pumpkin Hand Pies, which is a traditional Greek dessert made with fresh pumpkin!
This strawberry and apple crumble is so good and it has a wonderful flavor combination! The combination of strawberries and apples is phenomenal! It’s the perfect summertime apple and strawberry dessert!
Why this recipe works
- It’s easy to make. You don't even need a mixer for this recipe! It’s practically foolproof! You basically mix everything together and bake!
- It’s customizable. You can easily adjust the ingredients for a smaller pan if you want to make just 2 or 3 servings. Or you can double the ingredients for a larger pan if you want to feed a crowd.
- It’s pretty quick. This easy strawberry crumble is ready in about an hour, from start to finish!
What does this strawberry apple crumble taste like?
This apple and strawberry crumble is bursting with juicy strawberries with a wonderful vanilla undertone. The apple is subtle and it pairs well with the strawberries. Strawberries and apples compliment each other so well! It really is a wonderful flavor combination!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
You only need a few simple ingredients for this easy apple and strawberry crumble recipe!
ingredients for the filling
Apple: You can use your favorite apple! For this recipe I used 1 red apple because I love sweet apples, but feel free to use a tart apple, if you prefer. You could add more apples if you want to balance the flavor of each fruit. Also, if you want more of a strawberry flavor, you could grate the apple instead of chopping it.
Strawberries: I always use fresh strawberries that are in season. Also, I think the riper the strawberries, the better!
Sugar: I use regular granulated sugar for the filling, but light brown sugar for the crumble topping. Keep in mind that if your strawberries are really ripe, you might want to decrease the amount of sugar.
Vanilla: I use some vanilla extract, which really enhances the overall flavors!
Flour: I use all-purpose flour to thicken the filling a bit. You could also use cornstarch or arrowroot flour, instead.
Water: I use a little bit to make a nice syrup! This syrup is also great to drizzle over the crumble topping!
ingredients for the crumble topping
Flour: I use all-purpose flour.
Oats: I use old-fashioned oats, also known as rolled oats. I don't suggest using quick oats for this recipe.
Sugar: I use light brown sugar, but you can use regular white granulated sugar. I like how the brown sugar gives a light caramel flavor to the crumble.
Butter: I use unsalted butter.
Spices: I use some ground cinnamon. If you want, you can add a pinch of ground nutmeg, too, if you want a spicier crumble.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY AND APPLE CRUMBLE
First, make the crumble topping!
Put all the ingredients for the topping in a large mixing bowl and stir everything together.
Then use your hands to form clumps. I like making some large and some small clumps.
Then set the crumble aside and make the filling.
Start off by peeling, coring and chopping your apple. I like to cut it into chunks, but you could also grate it if you want more of a strawberry flavor.
Next, wash and cut the strawberries. If they're really small, I just leave them whole, but for larger ones I usually cut them in half or in quarters.
Place the fruit in a large bowl. Add the flour, sugar, water, and vanilla.
Stir everything together so that the ingredients are well combined.
Transfer the fruit mixture to your baking dish. Spread the filling out evenly.
Then sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit. Make sure you cover the entire surface. Then you bake it!
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to about 4 days. I usually just cover the dish with plastic wrap and then refrigerate.
ADD-INS & VARIATIONS
- Make your fruit crumble using other fruit, like raspberries, blueberries, or peaches.
- Fresh figs are so delicious when baked! They have a mild flavor and they caramelize nicely, too.
Easily make this recipe vegan by replacing the butter in the crumble with margarine. Just make sure to use block margarine, not the soft spread kind.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
The best way to see if the crumble is done, is to look out for any bubbling around the edges of the pan. When the edges start to bubble, the dessert has created a nice syrup. If you take it out of the oven early without seeing any bubbling on the sides, you’ll probably see a lot of water on the bottom, which means it hasn’t cooked properly and needs more time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Just thaw them first, then try to squeeze out any excess water before using.
I think you really need to give the fruit enough time to cook down. If you take it out of the oven before it bubbles all around the edges, there's a good chance it'll get soggy because of all the water that develops.
You can microwave leftovers for about 30-40 seconds. You could also reheat the whole pan. Just bake it again for about 5-7 minutes at 325 F (163 C).
HOW TO SERVE THIS APPLE STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE
This crumble is amazing warm and topped with a very generous scoop of vanilla ice cream! I like drizzling it with some syrup from the pan, too!
Also, a dollop or 2 of whipped cream would be just as delicious!
MORE STRAWBERRY RECIPES
Let me know how this strawberry and apple crumble turns out for you in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!
Easy Strawberry and Apple Crumble
- baking dish (8.5 X 10 in / 22 X 25 cm) approximately
For the filling
- 2.2 pounds (1 kilo) fresh strawberries
- 1 apple
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ cup (100g) sugar
For the crumble topping
- 1 cup (90g) old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup (127g) all-purpose flour
- ½ cup (100g) light brown sugar
- ½ cup (113g) butter (or block margarine), melted
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
Make the crumble topping
- Put all the ingredients for the topping in a large mixing bowl and stir everything together.
- Use your hands to form clumps. I like making some large and some small clumps. Set the crumble topping aside.
Make the filling
- Peel, core, and chop the apple. I like to cut it into chunks, but you could also grate it if you want more of a strawberry flavor.
- Wash and cut the strawberries. If they're really small, I just leave them whole, but for larger ones I usually cut them in half or in quarters.
- Place the fruit in a large bowl. Add the flour, sugar, and vanilla and stir everything together so that the ingredients are well combined.
- Transfer the fruit mixture to the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
- Srinkle the crumble topping over the fruit.
- Bake the crumble for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is light golden brown and the edges start to bubble. Since ovens vary, keep an eye on it after about 30 minutes.
- Let it cool for about 20-25 minutes before serving.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to about 4 days.