Strawberry and Apple Crumble

I have an announcement to make everyone.

I am going to Europe again. Yay!

If you’re a regular in these parts, you will know that last November I went on a trip to Paris then on to Poland to visit all my relatives.

I must seriously have the travel bug as I’m going again so soon. A trip to Europe from Australia is no easy feat. It is about 30 hours of travel time all together, with about 24 of those hours being on a plane.

Thank god for in-flight entertainment.

Anyway, a few of my friends are taking off on a Europe trip this year, and they were going to a few places that I seriously wanted to visit, so I couldn’t resist booking a ticket for myself!

I will be visiting Poland once again, and also taking short trips to Berlin and Budapest. I’m really excited! Budapest looks like its going to be amazingly beautiful. And while in Berlin, I am planning to meet up with a blogger friend of mine, so we can have a Berlin Baking Day. Fun!

None of this has anything to do with crumble, apart from the idea that when I’m in Europe its going to be SUMMER and I will be able to bake with summer fruits again! So there will be many more of these strawberry crumbles for me.


For the filling
3 apples
2 tbsp sugar
2 punnets of strawberries (500g, 18 oz)
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp tapioca flour or cornstarch
pinch of salt

For the crumble
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup oats
70g unsalted butter, cubed (2.5 oz)
2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180 C and get out a 22cm (9 inch) round ceramic dish (or similar).

Peel, core and dice your apples into 2cm (1 inch) cubes. Place in a small pot with 2 tbsp sugar and cook, covered, over a very low heat, for 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally, and turn the apples off when they are just soft.

Meanwhile, hull and halve the strawberries. Place them in a large bowl with 3 tbsp sugar, the tapioca flour and salt. Set aside.

To make the crumble, grind the oats in a food processor or blender until fine. Combine the oats, flour, butter, sugar and salt either with your fingertips or using an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment set on low. Mix until it forms a crumble mixture.

Mix the strawberry and apple mixtures together. Spread them into the baking dish and top evenly with the crumble mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden. Serves 6-8.

21 Thoughts on “Strawberry and Apple Crumble

  1. i love crumbles! this looks so good!! but then again, everything you makes is amazing :)

  2. Looks delicious!! So exciting that you’ll be going to Europe…I’ve heard amazing things about Budapest :) I loved Paris and definitely want to go back, but there are so many other places to see! Australia is on our list, especially since we are moving to Hawaii so the flight will be shorter!

    • Thanks! I know I hear Budapest is beautiful, I’m so excited to see it! And I know what you mean about wanting to go back to favourite places vs. going to visit new places.
      How exciting that you’re moving to Hawaii!
      I don’t love Aus, I wonder what you would think of it.

  3. Oh! I don’t think I’ve ever had strawberry crumble but I want to now. Looks totally delicious.
    Enjoy your Europe trip x

  4. myfudoteam on May 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

    Have a great trip! I love travelling as well…I don’t mind the grueling hours in the plane…it will kick in the next day anyways…LOL! Thanks for sahring this recipe. Yum!

  5. YAY! :) I hope there’ll still be strawberries around when you get here. German strawberries still aren’t in season, so I guess that’s a good sign for you. :) The crumble looks fantastic and liked I said on Instagram, that red is amazing. I never thought about how you’re changing seasons by coming to Europe. That’s kind of crazy. I thought it was crazy enough when we went from Berlin in October to Lanzarote. Anyway, I’m excited for you and your trip and we’ll have to think of something berry-y to make!

    • Oh yummy Erin I love fresh European strawberries! My uncle in Poland has a patch in his garden and I’ve never tasted anything like it!
      And I know, I’m changing seasons, huh! I get to skip a month of winter and have a month of summer instead :-) super excited because its getting cooolddd!
      I don’t mind what we bake, I’m just excited!

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  8. Aarushi on January 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

    Hey Natasha..tried ur recipe and it came out so well:)

  9. Love the sounds of this recipe!! Using it for a dinner party tonight!! Thanks for sharing!!! (:

  10. Holly F on March 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm said:

    Tried this recipe today and loved it sooooo much thank you!

    Just my little twists on it…would change to flower and not starch ..I don’t seem to like the aftertaste with starch…and would slice the berries instead of halving them …only because its a personal preference to have tinier pieces rather than big hunks of berry.

    The crumble topping was genius :)

  11. Angela on May 13, 2014 at 10:28 am said:

    Hi, Can’t wait to make this. For my gluten-free friends, can I substitute almond meal for flour….or what do you suggest? Saw you on Everyday Gourmet and then found your blog. So pleased I did,

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