Simple Apple Crumble Tart

SUPER SImple Apple Crumble Tart...just a few ingredients to a perfectly cozy and delicious dessert!

This Simple Apple Crumble Tart is seriously the easiest, coziest dessert ever!

Full disclosure…I am not a pie baker.

I mean, I guess I like pie every now and then..but pie isn’t my main squeeze.

I guess mostly because so many pies are filled with fruit. And well fruit…


So yeah, since I don’t love pie, I don’t typically make pie that often. I mean, unless it’s something like this…where the word “pie” is used very loosely.

Anyhow, turns out that Apple Pie is like this whole big deal in the world. So while I could argue that a peanut butter cup should definitely be our country’s dessert mascot, there are thousands of people who might disagree.

And that brings me to today. You guys apparently love apple pie, so I will give you my version of apple pie.

It’s super simple…and there’s crumb topping involved. So y’all know it’s gonna be tasty.

Super easy Apple Crumble Tart!

All you do is grab a tart pan. Or certainly use a pie pan if you want.

You’ll need one pie crust. I’m not going to get into how to make a pie crust on this day…I have been testing crusts for weeks for my book and I don’t want to give away the recipe until the book comes out. I know you’ll be waiting with bated breath. Ahem.

So anyhow, today use a store bought, or your Granny’s pie crust recipe…whatever is easiest for you.


Then slice up 5 Granny Smiths. Medium sized.


Dump those in the crust, top with some cinnamon and brown sugar and then a simple crumb topping, which is just a mixture of butter, flour and sugar…

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Bake it up for about 45 minutes and voila…

SIMPLE Apple Crumble Tart

You’ve got a gorgeous tart/pie thing…

Simple Apple Crumble Tart

You can legit make this recipe in about 10 minutes not counting bake time. It’s so easy for a Sunday dessert, but also impressive enough to serve to guests!


Simple Apple Crumble Tart

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  • 1 pie crust
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch a salt


  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Line 9″-10″ tart pan with crust, pinching along the rim to form the crust. Pile the sliced apples in the crust evenly. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top of apples.
  3. In another bowl using a pastry cutter or fork cut the cold butter, brown sugar and flour together until it forms a coarse sand consistency. Then using your hands form the mixture into larger crumbs. Sprinkle that on top of cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is lightly browned and the crust is golden.
  5. Allow to cool before slicing.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

I’m not a pie baker either, but your pie is gorgeous! I’d love to have a big slice! Pinned!

Liz @ Floating Kitchen

I’m actually not a big fan of pie crust (crazy, right?) so I love that you put a crumble topping on this! Yum!

Jess @ Sweet Menu

Wow what a gorgeous apple tart! Such a great idea to make an apple crumble into a tart so it actually has a bottom and doesn’t fall out everywhere – perfect for when your entertaining and presentation is important. Totally going to try this!

Yvonne @ Tried and Tasty

I don’t love pies necessarily.. but I sure to love crumbles and tarts – this recipe is perfect for me! Thanks for sharing… pinning 🙂

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Simple and gorgeous. Love this.

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

This looks absolutely delicious!! I love anything with a crumble topping!

Annie @ Annie

Now that’s it’s cooler in Chicago, I want to spend every minute filling my apartment with apple cinnamony pumpkiny smells. This looks SO perfect!


Can this be made in a pie pan and if so what size would you suggest? thank you!

David @ PieAddict

And I’m one of the ‘ones’ who disagree as I think PIE is the solution to everlasting peace on this planet! hehehehehe…so I am absolutely delighted that you put aside a time to throw together this delish looking crumble dish! Thanks.

Alexis @ Upside Down Pear

Apple pie is delicious, but I think everyone knows that apple crisp is where it’s at. I love the fact that this is the best of both worlds! Apple season is definitely my favorite 😀


Oh my word, this looks amazing!


Could you substitute the apples and use peaches for summertime?


This is my kind of dessert!

Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

I’m with you on the whole pie thing, I can usually take it or leave it. Too much time involved and I’m lazzzzzy. I love how easy this is to just throw together so I’m def making this asap! Pinned and shared on FB!


Hi!!! Quick question…. Could I use a Ghaman pie ready crust??


I made this on Saturday and it was delicious!! I used a ready made pie crust and it was perfect. So easy and so good! Thank you for the recipe.