Teacup apple crumble

Jan 13, 2012 | 6 Comments


I love simple cooking and I especially love having recipes on hand that I can throw together at a moments notice with what I have in the pantry.  Enter teacup apple crumble!

I cheat and use tinned pie apples which makes this an excellent ‘emergency’ dessert.  The emergency being an unexpected dinner guest or a serious dessert craving…

While I try to avoid using too many tinned ingredients, these pie apples come in their purest form.  That is no added colours, preservatives, sugar or salt – just 100% pure cooked apple.  They were actually recommended to me by my children’s health nurse when my first born was starting solids.  They were cheaper than tinned baby food and just as good.  I’ve kept a tin or two in the pantry ever since.

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Teacup apple crumble

Preparation time: 8-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

1 x 400g tin of pie apples (I use Ardmona brand)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp self-raising flour
3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 180C (350F).  Fill 2 or 3 teacups with pie apples.  Combine all other ingredients in a medium bowl and use fingers to crumble butter through dry ingredients ensuring you remove any lumps from the brown sugar.  Finished mixture should be a fine crumble.

Top teacups with crumble mixture and bake in oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.  Allow to cool slightly before handling and serving as the teacups will be very hot.  Serve with a dollop of ice cream, cream, vanilla custard or all three!

Serves: 3 moderate serves or 2 generous ones


  1. Kasey
    January 14, 2012

    What a fun little idea for a treat. I love the presentation.

  2. eatwithnat
    January 14, 2012

    Thanks Kasey!

  3. AnneH
    January 19, 2012

    Looks beautiful and delicious, just wondering if you have a recipe for the sauce you used there. The picture makes me think I’d like to eat a bowl of the sauce :)

    • eatwithnat
      January 19, 2012

      It’s funny you say that Anne because my husband said the same thing after seeing the photos! It’s actually just a good old traditional vanilla custard. I think the photograph made it look more like a caramel sauce though.

  4. Deb
    May 9, 2012

    Great recipe. Please keep the recipes coming, they are all brilliant and simple, I’m a basic cook and love your recipes so please keep sharing

    • eatwithnat
      May 18, 2012

      Thanks for your kind words Deb. I’ll be posting some new recipes soon!


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