One batch of dough does double duty as both the crust and streusel topping to make one of the easiest desserts around.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998; October 2020 30th Anniversary


Recipe Summary

20 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Work in oil and apple juice concentrate with your fingers until coarse crumbs form.

  • Firmly press 2 cups of the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange apples over the crust in three rows. Mix walnuts into the remaining oat mixture. Sprinkle the walnut mixture evenly over the apples and pat firmly into an even layer.

  • Bake until the top is golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 17g; fat 4g; vitamin a iu 7IU; vitamin c 0.9mg; folate 4.4mcg; calcium 28.7mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 21.4mg; potassium 88mg; sodium 100mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 13g.

Reviews (4)

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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
I've made these four times in as many weeks. They are great! (The lemon zest is what makes them.) Everyone I've made them for has asked for the recipe and been thrilled and surprised to learn they are semi-virtuous. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I’m a baker. I Found the results to be very dry. I expected a moist apple filling and crunchy (not crumbly) top. Very disappointed. Would not make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This crumble recipe is great but I tripled the apples to give it more moisture. (I added a layer to the bottom of the pan then another layer on top of the last of the crumble.) My boyfriend can't get enough of it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple to make! This is an easy apple dessert for those (like me) who are intimidated by baking. Easy to make and low calorie. Read More