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Easy Apple Crumble for Dessert

I would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t like the sweet aroma of baked apples, cinnamon and sugar. This Apple Crumble is easy to make for dessert. It is real comfort food for cold nights and, as so many people are now following a gluten-free diet, it also ticks the box on that. This dessert is a great option for Thanksgiving for those who do not like pumpkin pie. While you are enjoying dessert, maybe it is time to start thinking about Provence for the Holidays.

Easy Apple Crumble Dessert

Easy Apple Crumble

This dessert is quick to prepare and the results are almost always flawless. Enjoy!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 large Baking Apples peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1/4 cup Dried Raisins
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats make sure they are gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter (Chilled) cut in small chunks


  • In a small bowl, pour rum over raisins and allow the raisins to plump for 30 minutes.
  • Grease 4 individual ramekins with butter.
  • Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the apples, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, lemon juice.
  • Add the soaked raisins and the rum. Stir to coat.
  • Add 1/4 apple mixture to each ramekin.
  • In a small bowl, add chopped walnuts, rolled oats, 1 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and a pinch of salt and mix to incorporate.
  • Use your fingers to mash the butter into the mixture, creating small clumps.
  • Divide the mixture on top of each of the 4 ramekins, pressing down lightly on the tops.
    Easy Apple Crumble Dessert Before Baking
  • Bake in the 350˚F (180˚C) oven for 40-45 minutes and tops are nicely browned.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Serve topped with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
Keyword Apples, Dessert, Walnuts
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Fall Dessert Ideas

Pear (or apple) tarte tatin is a French dessert classic that only exists as a result of a fortunate culinary accident. This version is a twist on the traditional fruit using ingredients that grow in Provence – enjoy a slice of Quince Almond Tarte Tatin.

The bounty of fresh plums at our local market inspired this Plum Streusel Tart.

Just try to resist this homemade Apple Beignet with Caramel Ice Cream. This recipe turns seasonal apples into the best doughnuts ever.


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Martine Bertin-Peterson

Goût et Voyage, LLC was founded by Martine Bertin-Peterson to bring together her lifetime passions of travel, cooking and culture. Creating unforgettable memories, Martine serves as the escort for all Goût et Voyage culinary travel adventures and serves as chef de cuisine for customized cooking classes at home in Bucks County, PA. 
Martine’s background and experience are as wide-ranging as her interests. She has decades of cooking experience gained through formal and informal cooking courses in the United States, France and Italy. Born in France and fluent in 5 languages, Martine has travelled to more than 50 countries across 5 continents. She has escorted travel groups throughout Europe and Latin America over the past 25+ years and for the past 5 years has focused on creating unique gourmet experiences for her clients in Provence. 

President of the Alliance Française of Doylestown, PA. Martine currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband who, along with her NYC-based daughter, are regular and willing subjects for her travel and culinary adventures.

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