Quick Apple Crumble Perfect for a Craving

I absolutely love the combination of flour, brown sugar, and butter. I have been known to mix the three ingredients together and carry it around in a baggy to snack on. Okay, this was back in college, but anyways…The one thing I do know how to bake in an apple pie. I was taught by my mom when I was a wee thing and have been making it ever since. I always top with a flour, brown sugar, and butter crumble crust. While I love pie crust, I feel like the bottom and sides give plenty of crust to a pie.

Over the weekend I was laying around reading and craving the cooked apple goodness, floury brown sugary butteryness, and remembered what I used to do when one of these cravings hit. Cut up an apple, skip the more laborious crust and top with a simple crumble. It takes all of about 5 minutes to put together and another 20 in the toaster oven. There is absolutely no reason to not satisfy the craving!

You can use a little more flour or less butter, play around with the amounts, add more topping or less. This is the first time I have measured, and I’m sure I’ve tried all sorts of proportions: they all taste good 🙂

The recipe makes just a single serving. I used a creme brule dish, but any little baking dish would do.

1 small apple or 1/2 big apple (green apples works so well for this since they are tart, but I used a red apple since it was what we had and it worked just fine)
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons butter (salted)

  1. Heat up your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice your apple fairly thin taking out the seeded part, but leaving the skin, and lay into baking dish.
  3. Mix together the flour, brown sugar, and salt.
  4. Mix in the butter until there are little butter pieces throughout the flour & brown sugar mixture (I use my hands for this since it isn’t a normal crust and heating the butter a little won’t really hurt anything here).
  5. Sprinkle mixture over the apples.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is browned and apples tender.

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