Apple Crumble With Tea Masala Spices

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I tried this crumble variation with tea masala spices and this came out really delicious. You can try with your favorite spices mix or with my Easy Chai Masala mix (quantity to taste). What’s the difference between a British crumble and an American crisp? According to this is the answer: The traditional crumble topping contains flour, sugar, and butter but may also include oats, nuts, and spices. As more of these ingredients are added, the crumble becomes even more similar to a crisp.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs apples, peeled and sliced
  • 34 cup packed brown sugar
  • 34 cup whole grain flour
  • 34 cup rolled oats
  • 13 cup butter or 13 cup margarine, softened
  • 12-1 teaspoon tea masala spices, to taste (substitute all spices or ras el hanout )


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF/190°C.
  2. Grease bottom and sides 10 inch square pan with butter or margarine.
  3. Distribute apples in the mold.
  4. In bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. With your hands form crumbles. Sprinkle the crumbles over apples.
  6. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream or custard.
  8. Note: You can reduce the amount of butter to ¼ of cup and add 2 tablespoons of light cream cheese.


Most Helpful

Yummy! Like other reviewers, I made your Recipe#448067 to use in this delicious crumble! I only made half the recipe, which was perfect since there are no leftover "temptations"! Oh, and used more of the spice than called for (it's so tasty!!!). Thanks for posting!

Jostlori May 18, 2013

Yum! I admit that I increased the spices, using your recipe #448067 like Bayhill. Also I used gluten free flour and gluten free rolled oats. Absolutely wonderful and comforting on a cool first of December. Thanks for sharing!
Made for Make My Recipe Reunion Tag Game AUS/NZ Forum

Mia in Germany December 05, 2012

Great dessert. Took this dessert to my neighbors for poker night. All of us craved over this. did use your recpe#448067#448067, with a tablespoon of this, and longth some tea mae fo a very nice treat. As the others I used gala apples with this. I also used butter instead of margarine. Made recipe right down the line. Flavors a 10. Seeing that the weather is up and down here , cant wait to use the tea spice again, as apple picking season is just starting here in Indiana. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker September 22, 2012

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