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Old-Fashioned Apple Crumble with Oat Topping

This Old-Fashioned Apple Crumble with Oat Topping has the flavor of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and apples.  This dessert is one your grandma made back in the day and will still have your family begging for more.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Crumble with Oats, Easy Apple Crisp, Old-Fashioned Apple Crumble, Old-Fashioned Apple Crumble with Oat Topping
Servings: 8
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Megan


  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place apples (peeled and sliced) in the prepared dish.
  • In separate bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and salt together. Add melted butter, and mix until well blended. The mixture will be crumbly in texture.
  • Spread oatmeal mixture over apples. (You may have to use your hands.)
  • Bake until the fruit is fork tender, approximately 35 minutes.


  • Many people ask what the best type of apple is to be used for apple crumble.  You'll get a lot of different answers. We like to think about how Grandma would answer this, and she would say to use whatever apple you have on hand.  During the fall, you can get apples really cheap, so feel free to use whatever is cheapest.  It all tastes good blended with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter.
  • We use old CorningWare baking dishes. This recipe fits in a 1 1/2 or 2 quart CorningWare or a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Another question that we get often is whether you should peel your apples first.  If you are in a hurry, then you could leave the peels on; however, this does change the texture of the crumble.  If you have time, go ahead and peel them.
  • You can easily convert this apple crumble recipe with oats to use other fruit. Old-fashioned recipes are really versatile like that.  Try it with peaches!
  • The oats and the flour in this recipe will help keep the filling from getting runny.  The crumble topping sinks down to the apples and it all becomes one delicious concoction.  Try eating it hot served with vanilla ice cream!
  • We love this easy recipe so much that we made it an entree by adding pork chops.  Try Crock Pot Apple Crisp Pork Chops.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg