If you’re looking for a sweet treat, I have just the recipe for you! Apple and strawberry crumble is quite the dessert to satisfy your cravings and add a bit of sweetness to your day.
I promise this recipe is fantastic and so effortless to prepare.
What You Need To Make The Best Apple and Strawberry Crumble
Follow along closely, and you will have a hot, tasty treat to munch on in less than an hour! It’s so delicious you will be hounded by people begging for the recipe!
Ingredients for the filling
- 3 cups of apples, peeled and cut into chunks (about 4 apples). I like to use gala apples, but you can use any kind.
- 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, chunked (about 10 strawberries). Apples and strawberries are always my go-to combination when making crumbles. They just pair so nicely together.
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. A key ingredient to keeping the apples looking fresh and adding a tart zest to the crumble.
- 1/2 cup of pure granulated sugar. In case the strawberries and apples aren’t sweet enough, the added sugar will sure make this dessert a sweet treat.
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. You can substitute arrowroot powder or all-purpose flour for the cornstarch.
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. The salt helps to moderate the super sweet flavor.
Ingredients for the crumble topping
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour. The structure for crumbles.
- 1 cup of brown sugar, lightly packed. Brown sugar, by far, is my favorite refined sweetener for crumble cakes.
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder. For a light, fluffy texture.
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Helps to balance out the sweetness. (note, don’t use table salt)!
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Cinnamon is my favorite to spice up any sweet treat.
- 1 stick of butter, melted. I use salted butter, but it’s really up to you!
Apple and Strawberry Crumble Instructions
Step 1. Before we begin, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Step 2. Add all the dry ingredients for the crumble topping to a mixing bowl. (basically everything except the butter)
Step 3. Then, add your melted butter on top.
Note: You can add nuts like chopped almonds or walnuts to the crumble mixture for extra crunch. You can also experiment with different spices like nutmeg or ginger to enhance the flavor to your liking.
Step 4. Mix well until it’s nice and crumbly. Set aside.
Step 5. In a separate bowl, combine all the filling ingredients.
Top Tip. Stir the lemon juice into the apples immediately after cutting so they don’t turn brown.
Step 6. Assemble your crumble. Spread the filling evenly in the bottom of a 7X9 (or similar size) cast iron baking dish. Top with the crumble and bake for 35 minutes.
Note: When the crumble is done, it will be crispy and golden brown on the top and slightly bubbling on the sides. The apples will be soft, and the strawberries will almost be liquified.
Storing and Reheating
If you have any leftovers, just stick them in the fridge for up to 4 days in a sealed container or cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Once its cooled, of course!
Reheat in the oven at 375°F for 15 minutes. Be sure to wait until the oven has preheated or adjust the baking time accordingly.
When the apple and strawberry crumble is hot or to your desired temperature, pull it out of the oven carefully with oven mitts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully, these Q&As will answer your questions and convince you to give my apple and strawberry crumble a try.
It’s such a fun dessert to make and a good excuse to go apple picking!
What is apple and strawberry crumble?
Apple and strawberry crumble is a delicious dessert made with a layer of juicy, sweet apples and strawberries, topped with a crispy and buttery crumble mixture.
What are the best apples to use?
Granny Smith are probably the most popular. Other options include Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji and Pink Lady.
Can I use frozen fruits for apple and strawberry crumble?
Yes, you can use frozen fruits if fresh ones are not available. Just make sure to thaw them before using and drain any excess liquid.
I will admit, it will be a touch more liquidy if you use frozen fruit, but still tasty.
What is the difference between a crumble and a crisp?
A crumble and crisp share many similarities, but the main difference is in the topping; go figure. An apple crisp for instance is generally made with nuts or oats as the base for the topping.
A crumble, on the other hand, has a streusel-like topping, made with flour, sugar, and butter.
Can I double the recipe?
Absolutely. You will just need a larger baking dish. Feel free to use any baking dish you might have in your cabinet. The recipe can still be great even if you don’t have a rectangular cast iron baking dish to make it in.
Now You’re Ready To Enjoy The Best Apple and Strawberry Crumble
I hope reading this post helped you to create the most mouthwatering crumble or inspired you to come up with your own recipe! I really enjoy sharing my recipes with you all and hope you get as much enjoyment out of them as I do.
If you’re in need of a quick and tasty dessert, I hope you give this recipe a try! It’s perfect for those upcoming parties or even for a late-night treat!
Now, go enjoy this apple and strawberry crumble recipe! Top it with some whipped cream or, my favorite, vanilla ice cream if you’re feeling it!
If you made this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @castironskilletcooking. And leave a review if you enjoyed this dessert and would make it again!
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The Best Apple and Strawberry Crumble | Easy Recipe
ingredients for the filling:
- 3 cups of apples peeled and cut into chunks (about 4 apples)
- 1 1/2 cups of strawberries chunked (about 10 strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of pure granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
ingredients for the crumble topping:
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of brown sugar lightly packed
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 stick 8 tbsp of butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Add the dry ingredients for the crumble topping to a mixing bowl, then add the butter and mix well until crumbly. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the filling ingredients.
- Spread the filling evenly in the bottom of a 7×10 cast iron baking dish and top with the crumble.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or until the apples are soft.