Oatmeal cookie apple crumble is the most delicious Fall dessert. Tender, sweet & tart apples covered in cinnamon and butter and topped with an easy oatmeal cookie crumble topping. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an incredible apple crumble dessert.
I am so ready for Fall! Once the first day of school hits I am in full blown Fall mode. Pumpkin, boots, sweaters, cozy blankets, and my very favorite thing football season!
Pumpkin and apple are the flavors of fall. Which makes me very happy 🙂
I love crisps, cobblers, crumbles of all sorts. The warm, sweet fruit paired with a crumbly topping and a scoop of ice cream is just so good.
This oatmeal cookie apple crumble is loaded with warm, sweet tender apples and then topped with the most delicious oatmeal cookie crumble topping with pecans.
I love this version of an apple crumble because of the oatmeal cookie crumble topping paired with some chopped pecans. That sweet & salty flavor combo is the best.
How to make oatmeal cookie apple crumble
- Peel some granny smith apples. Granny Smith apples are the best apples for a crumble or a crisp because they are tart and crispy. It really helps balance out the sweetness of the oatmeal cookie crumble topping. You could also use Honeycrisp apples or Gala apples. You want to stay away from Red Delicious because they are a sweet and soft apple which won’t do well in an apple crumble.
- Once you have your apples chopped up, add in some brown sugar, white granulated sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix it together and pour into the baking dish.
- All you need to make the oatmeal cookie crumble is a bag of oatmeal cookie mix, melted butter, and pecans. Mix it together until it’s coarse crumbs and sprinkle evenly over the top of the apples.
- You must serve it with some vanilla ice cream! It’s so yummy.
Tips for making apple crumble
- Cut the apples into small, thin chunks or slices. It does not matter how you cut them, just make sure they are not huge, thick chunks because they won’t cook and get tender in the cooking time.
- The best apple to use is green Granny Smith apples. They are tart and crispy which pairs well in this crumble recipe. Stay away from really sweet apples like Golden Delicious and Red Delicious. Other good apples to use for an apple crisp are Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp.
- Be sure and serve this warm with a scoop of ice cream on top!
- This is piping hot when it comes out of the oven, I always let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before trying to serve it. Leftovers are really good at room temperature or warm it up in the microwave for warm leftovers.
Your house will smell amazing! Every time I make this I always tell myself that I need to find a candle that smells just like it!
As it bakes the butter and sugars in the apple mixture combine to make this thick, sweet sauce that’s almost like syrup. It’s so delicious paired with the cool ice cream, apples, and oatmeal cookie topping.
I hope you love this one! It really is the perfect dessert for the cooler months we have coming…… hopefully. I am so ready for this heat and humidity to go away. Enjoy friends 🙂
Be sure and try these other crisp and cobbler recipes
- 3 large granny smith apples (peeled and chopped small)
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter, chopped small
- 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) oatmeal cookie mix
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 8x8 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl combine the apples, sugars, cinnamon, and chopped butter. Stir to combine making sure all apples are coated. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In the same bowl combine all the oatmeal cookie crumble ingredients and stir together until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until apples are at desired cook and the topping is a light golden brown.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
I use granny smith apples because I love the tart and sweet combo. You can use any apple you prefer, but if it's a sweet apple know that it will make the dessert much sweeter (like Red Delicious apples) than it already is. Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrisp are other good apples to use for this.
Be sure to cut the apples in small, thin pieces. If the apples are too large of chunks then they won't get tender and cook in that amount of time.
This post was originally posted in August 2017. It has been republished and updated August 2018.
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