Spiced Apple Crunch Dessert

Apple Crunch With Cream

Diana Rattray. The Spruce Eats, 2005.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
270 Calories
13g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Protein 6g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spiced apple crunch is a fragrant, mouthwatering dessert, perfect for a brisk fall day. The fresh tart apples can be left unpeeled if you prefer. The apples are topped with a crumbly dough and some ground cinnamon.

The apple crunch can be served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. Or drizzle some heavy cream over the warm crunch dessert. Caramel or butterscotch sauce would be fabulous as well.


  • 6 to 8 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, 4 1/2 ounces
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar, depending on the tartness of the apples
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

  3. Peel the apples, if desired. Core them and then cut them into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly.

  4. Arrange the apple slices in the prepared baking dish.

  5. Combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and egg in a bowl and blend well.

  6. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.

  7. Drizzle melted butter evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped topping.

Tips and Variations

Tips and Variations

  • Replace the apples with 2 cans of apple pie filling.
  • Quick and Easy Caramel Sauce: In a saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups of packed brown sugar with 4 tablespoons of flour; blend well. Add 1 cup of boiling water and a dash of salt. Cook the mixture over medium heat for about 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, and about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, or to taste.

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