Apple Walnut Crumble
Apple Crumble is a more relaxed yet still comforting version of apple pie. It’s an updated version of Dutch Apple Cake, now with more apples plus healthy walnuts, half the fat and flour, and less than half the sugar. Instead of wasting time peeling apples, just slice them thinly and cut the slices into bite-sized pieces. The baked peels add texture and nutrition.
Servings Prep Time
8people 30minutes
Passive Time
Servings Prep Time
8people 30minutes
Passive Time
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Cut each apple into quarters and cut out the core. Slice each quarter into four long slices, then cut slices across three or four times. Put apple pieces into baking pan as you go.
  3. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. Mix flour and brown sugar in the bowl used for sugar mixture. Chop walnuts and stir into flour mixture. Melt coconut spread in a microwave-safe container, about 30 seconds on high power. Pour spread over flour mixture and stir until all flour is coated with butter, then crumble over top of apples.
  5. Pour water into container used to melt coconut spread, swish around to pick up remaining flavor, and pour into pan along the edge without wetting the topping.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until topping browns slightly and apples are fork tender. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Serve warm. Keeps covered at room temperature for a few days. Best reheated briefly before serving.
Recipe Notes

If you want a sweeter or just more colorful dish, replace two or three of the Granny Smith apples with red baking apples such as Fujis or Galas. Avoid Red Delicious apples, which have a higher water content and turn to mush when baked.


Nutrition Facts
Apple Walnut Crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 222mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 28g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.