Apple crumble for soggy & bruised apples

I’ve been working on making a good apple crumble recipe for a while and I think I finally nailed it!

I love a good apple crumble because it is such a great dish to use up soggy, wrinkly, or bruised apples. Let’s not waste imperfect fruit guys!

Recipe tips

  • VEGAN – This crumble is very easily made vegan by simply replacing regular butter with vegan butter. Check out my product review post about different vegan butters here.
  • APPLE PEEL – Don’t be afraid of apple peels! They’re full of nutrition and delicious so keep it on.
  • APPLE CORES – I’m trying to make apple scrap vinegar with the leftover cores for the first time. I’ll let you know how it goes in a few weeks. If you’re not feeling up to it, you can also compost the cores or try making apple core tea!
  • OTHER FRUIT – This recipe is great to use up any other unattractive, leftover, frozen or soggy fruit. I usually throw in the orange pulp that I freeze after I make orange juice.

Apple crumble for soggy & bruised apples

Recipe by Pia Lefevre


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This recipe is for a small crumble. My dish is 12 x 18 cm.


  • Crumble topping
  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 100g butter (vegan or regular)

  • Filling
  • 3 apples, cored and diced

  • 1/4 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 180┬░C.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, and oats with your hands to make the crumble topping. Mix until you obtain an even sandy texture.
  • Place the diced apples in the dish (12 x 18 cm) with the water. Then spread the crumble topping evenly over the apples.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crumble starts to become dark golden.


  1. I am so glad I found this blog- I actually have some apples I need to use! Perfect timing.

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