October 15
Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

I created this recipe when I first got my thermomix, and have since made it multiple times.

Everyone loves my apple crumble.

I’ve even made it in bulk for a Soupa Sundays at my church!  So, to say it’s been taste tested is an understatement, as it’s been extensively taste tested!

It’s a great recipe when you have excess apples.  I don’t understand why towards the end of the week the kids don’t eat the apples.  Surely, it’s not just my household.  Lately, we have had quite a few apple crumble desserts, as over the school holidays we received so many pink lady apples in our Box Divvy orders and we just couldn’t eat them enough.

I usually serve it with a yummy vanilla homemade ice cream, fruity dream (banana is my pick) or with homemade custard.

Apple Crumble

Prep time Cook time Total time
20 mins 25-35 mins 45-55 mins

Author: Essential Olie


  • 8 Pink Lady Apples (or your favourite apples)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tapioca or Arrowroot Flour
  • 50g Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 110g Raw Caster Sugar
  • 95g Butter or Butter Substitute (we use Nuttelex made with Coconut Oil)
  • 110g Almond Meal*
  • 110g Gluten Free Flour**

Thermomix Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel, quarter and remove core from apples.
  3. Add apples and tapioca or arrowroot starch into the thermomix bowl.  Chop for 6 seconds on Speed 4.
  4. Use the thermie scales and pour in 50g of water.
  5. Add cinnamon powder.
  6. Cook on Temperature 80°C for 10 minutes on Reverse.
  7. Spread the cooked chopped apple into a pie or oven proof dish.
  8. Use the thermie scales to measure and add butter, almond meal, gluten free flour and caster sugar.  Mix for 10 seconds on Speed 5.
  9. Spread the crumble mixture over the cooked chopped apple.
  10. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until golden.

*We love using Almond Meal that I buy in bulk from Costco.  You can weigh out 110g almonds and blitz in the thermomix on a high speed to make your own almond meal.  I have also made it with a blend of both whole almonds and almond meal to add a more texture to the crumble.

**An alternative to my flour mix is any shop brought gluten free plain flour.

If you don’t own a thermomix then use a food processor to roughly chop your apples, then cook them in a saucepan on the stove top.  For the crumble, blitz it together in the food processor.