Apple bourbon crumble

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy.
A couple weeks ago the Ghùch Tlâ Community School in Carcross was selling big boxes of apples as a fundraiser, and the apples were beautiful! Lovely and crisp and from British Columbia. If you managed to get a hold of one of those boxes give this recipe a try, if not the grocery stores are full of apples this time of year. 

Apple bourbon crumble
Yield: 4

Apple bourbon crumble

Try and find apples that are tart and crisp for a really satisfying filling.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream


  • 6 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 4 Tbsp sugar, divided
  • 7 Tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • ⅕ cup butter
  • ½ cup rolled oats


    1. Set oven at 375ºF. Toss peeled apples in 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, vanilla and bourbon and place in a skillet or pie dish.
    2. Using your fingers mix together remaining sugar and flour with the butter and oats and sprinkle on top of the apples. Depending on the size of your pan you may be able to cover all the apples or not; it’s up to you.
    3. Place in the oven and cook until crumble is brown and apples are soft, about 45 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.


Apples from the Ghùch Tlâ Community School fundraiser

Filling before it’s tossed together

Crumble topping

Assembled and ready for the oven

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