Apple Crumble Slice

Apples are in season in Australia so they inspired my baking this week. I made an Apple Crumble Slice – it consists of a cake like base, a layer of cinnamon flavoured apple, and then finished off with a crumble topping. It is delicious served either warm or cold, with a dusting of icing sugar.


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Apple Crumble Slice
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 16
  • Crumble Topping:
  • 185 g (1¼ cups) plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125 g (1 stick) butter
  • ¾ cup (165 g) caster (superfine ) sugar
  • Apple Filling:
  • 5 apples (I used a combination of granny smith and royal gala)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Base:
  • 100 g (0.9 stick) butter
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) caster (superfine ) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain (150 g) plain (all purpose ) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg C (320 deg F). Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm slice pan.
  2. To make the crumble: mix the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter until it resembles fresh breadcrumbs.
  3. To make the apple filling: peel and chop apples. Place all ingredients into a saucepan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, or until softened. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the base: Combine the butter and sugar in an electric mixer and beat until creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Fold through the flour, baking powder, and milk.
  5. Spread the base in the bottom of prepared pan. Top with apple filling, and then spoon over the crumble topping. Bake in oven for 40 – 50 minutes or until golden.
  6. Serve dusted with icing (confectioners) sugar.


Recipe adapted from Donna Hay. 

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  1. says

    I adore apple desserts! but I’ve never had this one, so I’m going to add it to my recipe folder to try this year. Looks so moist and delicious!

  2. says

    I must try this one. Apple season is here so your recipe will be just perfect. By the way, I have made your custard shortbreads, and they were fantastic! (I even did a post on my blog) Thanks for the recipes girls!

  3. says

    Your photos look amazing. Very clean and appetizing. I’d love to try out this recipe sometime. I would love if you check out my baking blog: Pass the Cocoa.

  4. Krissi says

    I made this Apple Crumb yesterday and it turned out great! I will be making this recipe often! Thank you for sharing this great recipe! Much appreciated too!

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Glad you love it as much as we do! It never lasts for long when we bake it. Have a wonderful week.

  5. says

    Hello. I made this apple crumble slice for dessert tonight, and everyone was in heaven. So thank you. A definite keeper. Lynn

  6. Sheree says

    Out of all the recipes I looked at this reminds me of my Nanna’s apple crumble. Fingers crossed I do it right & it tastes as good as it looks in these pictures.

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Hi Sam – I have made this and frozen it if I need it in advance. It would probably still be fine int he fridge for a couple of days.

  7. Tania says

    Can you use tinned apples and add sultanas to the middle also can you use a cake mix for the bottom layer as you do with apples sour cream slice ??

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Hi Tania – I am sure you could experiment with cake mix for the bottom layer. Tinned apples would work well – just add some cinnamon for extra flavour. Happy baking!

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