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)
325 Calories
9g Fat
62g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 224mg 5%
*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.


  • 1/3 cup melted butter, plus more for baking dish

  • 6 to 8 tart apples, such as Granny Smith

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar, depending on tartness of apples

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter an 8-inch-square baking dish.

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

  4. Arrange apple slices in prepared baking dish.

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

  6. Sprinkle mixture over apples.

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

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


  • Replace the apples with 2 cans of apple pie filling.
  • Serve with a 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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