Classic Apple Crumble

when it comes to crisps & crumbles, purists will tell you it's all about the apple.  bathed in cinnamon & sugar, topped with buttery, crunchy oat crumbles, and finished with creamy vanilla ice cream, it's what classics are all about.

Classic Apple Crumble

6 cups granny smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
juice 1/2 lemon

crumble topping
3/4 cup quick oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup unsalted butter

vanilla ice cream for serving

preheat oven to 375F.  spray large baking dish with non stick spray and set aside.
in large bowl combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and lemon juice.  toss to evenly coat.  place fruit in prepared dish.  set aside.
in medium bowl combine oats, flours, brown sugar, cinnamon and almonds and mix well.  cut in butter using a pastry cutter or you hands till coarse crumbs are formed.  scatter over top of fruit (you may or may not use all of it)  bake for 45-55 minutes.  if topping begins to brown too quickly cover with aluminum foil.
remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.

serve warm with vanilla ice cream


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