Recipe: Crumble

The history of crumble is a long and winding one, with many different countries and cultures claiming to be the originator of this delicious dessert. However, the most likely origin story for crumble is that it originated in the United Kingdom in the 18th century. 

At that time, crumble was known as “cottage pudding” or “grunt” and was made with a simple combination of fruit, flour, and butter. The dish was often served as a way to use up leftover fruit, and it quickly became a popular dessert in both homes and restaurants. 

In the 19th century, crumble began to be made with a more crumbly topping, and it was given its current name. The dish continued to grow in popularity throughout the 20th century, and it is now a staple of British cuisine. 

Crumble is typically made with fruit, such as apples, pears, or plums, but it can also be made with other ingredients, such as chocolate or nuts. The fruit is topped with a mixture of flour, sugar, and butter, which is then baked until golden brown. 

Crumble is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion.  

Here is a simple recipe for apple crumble: 


  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup flour 
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  3. Pour mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish. 
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. 
  5. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. 


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