Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Big Apple

Apple Berry Crumble
I recently enjoyed a fun opportunity to get out of the city and go apple picking in upstate New York.

On a sunny, brisk Saturday morning the husband and I, some good friends, and a whole gaggle of kids met on a Manhattan street corner, loaded into a 15-passenger van and set out for the 60 minute drive. Not only did we enjoy eating our fill of crisp apples right off the tree, but a fair share of hot apple-cider donuts as well.

At the orchard.
We arrived home with a generous portion of orchard-fresh apples and I have been chomping-at-the-bit to make this recipe! If only you could smell my house tonight! I have a candle called "Apple Crumble" that I (ironically) was about to light until I realized, 'Hey the real deal is in the oven!'

I've been making this Apple Berry Crumble for several years now tweaking and modifying along the way. I think I have it about as close to perfect as you can get, guaranteeing that you will have a crowd-pleaser that never disappoints. Enjoy!
Apple Berry Crumble
Cast of Characters: Apples, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, lemon, berries, walnuts, flour, sugar, butter or margarine.

Mix select ingredients together for topping. Work softened butter through with fork so that everything is coated evenly.

Peel, core and cut apples.

Mix together filling.
Layer ingredients in a buttered baking dish. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Warm apple goodness!
Pumpkins sunning at the farm.
Actual Recipe: Apple Berry Crumble Joy of Baking
Nail Color: OPI "Keep me on my Mistletoes" 

I've attempted several times to make this dish "healthier" and every time it has worked great! I've traded out butter for margarine, sugar for Splenda and even a whole grain flour instead of white flour. This recipe is a classic that will be in my family for years. What are your Fall recipe staples?


  1. has had your cobbler and it ROCKS!!! My fall recipe staples are canned pumpkin (which I know is one of yours also) and chili (with Southern style corn bread). I am still waiting for James to bake apple pies, like he said he was going to ;)

  2. I.

    Can we make it when I visit, please?

  3. @Hae Sung I can't wait to try said chili with southern style corn bread. Hint..hint...

    @Anna it can and WILL happen:-)

  4. This crumble looks delicious - I love the addition of berries to it. Though I wonder what blackberries would be like instead of raspberries (I'm such a blackberry girl)... and I do adore that you included your nail polish color!!

  5. Berries and apple just love each other and I love this.

  6. @Courtney- the source recipe actually calls for raspberries or blackberries. If you try it out with them, let me know!

    @Angela-this combo is a match made in heaven:-) thanks!

  7. It's even better on the next day!

  8. Sometimes I thrown in a couple of fresh cranberries or blueberries.

  9. @Chris-Thanks!

    @Joe-Great idea Dad! I bet the cranberries would add great tang! Thanks:-)

  10. Wanna make this Saturday? No need to bring anything but if you want to bring this, yum!

  11. That looks like a truly delicious crumble! Apple picking is really fun, and I love having hand picked apples throughout the winter months :)

  12. Mmmm,mmm,MMMMM.I want this to appear before me now. Leen

  13. Alissa-thanks for stopping by!
    Leen-I can try to make that happen next time I visit!