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How to Reheat Apple Crumble – Step By Step

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‘Tis the season for all things apple and baked goods galore. What better way to appreciate that than an apple crumble? Guess what, it doesn’t even have to be a certain season to enjoy apple crumble. 

That fresh apple crumble baking in the oven smells delicious and its aroma filters through the entire house. Your mouth can’t help but water in anticipation of that delightful treat. 

Apple crumble is so easy to make and it tastes great. Making a batch of apple crumble can go a long way and chances are you will have leftovers that need to be stored and quite possibly reheated. 

So how do you reheat apple crumble? You can heat up individual portions in the microwave if you are in a hurry to get it reheated and eaten or if you don’t want to reheat the entire pan. Simply put a portion on a plate and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until warm. 

Don’t worry, it’s simple and we’re here to guide you through the process from start to finish. 

In the following sections, we will provide you with all of the information for storing and reheating your apple crumble. We’ll share with you all of the best tips and get you fully prepared. 

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about reheating apple crumble. 

Storing & Reheating Delicious Apple Crumble

Apple crumble always tastes the best when it’s fresh out of the oven so what better way to enjoy the fresh flavor than to reheat the leftovers?

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Most likely you won’t eat an entire apple crumble in one sitting so you will need a method to eat it later. 

How Apple Crumble is Made

You would be amazed at just how easy it is to make apple crumble. The hardest part of the whole thing is cutting the apples and that’s not really that difficult.

If you’re really opposed to cutting apples, you can always purchase apple pie filling instead. 

While you can purchase apple pie filling and take a bit of a shortcut, fresh is always best. Ultimately, the choice is up to you and you can do whatever works best for you. 

Here is some general instruction as to how apple crumble is made. 

If you’re making it fresh you will need apples, sugar, cinnamon, all-purpose flour, lemon or lemon juice, butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, and walnuts or pecans. The nuts are optional but add a great touch of flavor. 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples into bite-sized chunks.
  3. Combine apples with sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and flour and mix together.
  4. Use a casserole dish or pie pan and prep it with cooking spray.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the pan.
  6. In a mixing bowl mix oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, cold butter, and nuts (optional).
  7. Use a pastry cutter to mix together and cut butter into small chunks within the mixture.
  8. Spread the topping over your apple mixture.
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes – apples should be bubbly and topping should be a beautiful golden brown. 

Apple crumble is delicious when served warm. you can even add vanilla ice cream or whipped topping to perfect the dessert. You can also serve it cold but the preferred method for most people seems to be warm. 

Storing Apple Crumble 

If you have leftover apple crumble you need to be able to safely store it away until you or your guests are able to finish it off. You might even eat apple crumble for several days as dessert. 

Apple crumble stores well in the fridge and could even be frozen for extended preservation. Even better, you can prep it ahead of time and store it in the freezer before you even bake it, if you want to. 

Refrigerating Apple Crumble

After apple crumble has been baked it can be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days. It’s a very simple process really. 

  1. Allow apple crumble to cool for 2-4 hours.
  2. Cover loosely with plastic wrap (I really like this from Walmart!)
  3. Place in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

It really is that simple! The refrigerator is a great option for saving that leftover apple crumble for a short time period and it’s easy to pull out and reheat. 

Freezing Apple Crumble 

If you’re not sure when you might be able to finish that apple crumble, you can stick it in the freezer where it will be safe for several months. 

  1. Allow your apple crumble to cool completely.
  2. Place apple crumble into an airtight container (something like this is perfect!)
  3. Place in freezer and store for up to 5 months.

If you do freeze your apple crumble, you will need to allow some thawing time for it when you take it out of the freezer. 

The best way to thaw apple crumble is to pull it from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. If you need it more quickly than that you can let it thaw on the counter for 3-4 hours instead. 

If you freeze the apple crumble it is important to factor in that you will have to allow it to thaw in order to reheat it or it simply won’t reheat very well. 

Reheating Apple Crumble

The best part about storing apple crumble is that you can reheat it and enjoy it all over again! 

The good news is reheating your apple crumble is just as easy as making the apple crumble, to begin with, only you can skip the part where you have to cut the apples and mix things together. 

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Let’s discuss some of the upsides and downsides to reheating your apple crumble. 

The Upsides to Reheating Apple Crumble

  • You get to enjoy your apple crumble a second time.
  • It’s quite easy to reheat your apple crumble.
  • Reheating your apple crumble tastes just as good the 2nd time around.
  • A great option for using leftovers.
  • You can share your leftovers or save them for another time with a reheating method.

The Downsides to Reheating Apple Crumble

  • You may have to allow for thawing time if you froze the apple crumble.
  • You need to allow for reheating time which is about 30 minutes.
  • You may have some concerns about the crumble topping getting a bit dry during the reheating process. There are measures you can take to help with this. 

If you haven’t read between the lines yet, this is the part where you realize just how easy apple crumble is to make, store, and reheat. It’s so easy. Just don’t forget your vanilla ice cream to perfectly pair with the warm apple crumble. 

How to Reheat Apple Crumble – Step-By-Step Instructions

It’s finally arrived, the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here comes the part where we tell you just how to reheat that apple crumble you stowed away. You can always eat it cold if you want but it’s preferred warm. 

Here are the instructions for reheating apple crumble in the oven. 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Be sure the apple crumble has had adequate thawing time if it was frozen. 
  3. Remove the covering from the apple crumble and ensure it is in an oven-safe dish.
  4. In order to prevent your crumb topping from being dry, you can melt some butter and drizzle it over the top of the crumble. This is not required and may not be a concern but is a great option if there is any concern about dry topping. 
  5. Warm in the oven for about 30 minutes or until the crumble is warm. 

This process is practically fail-safe and will leave you with a delicious apple crumble to enjoy over and over until it’s gone. Then you may just have to make another! 

Related Questions

We hope that you found this guide to be useful for you as you reheat your apple crumble. We’ve included a question-and-answer section to provide some additional information for your reference. 

Is an Apple Crisp and Apple Crumble the Same?

These terms are quite often used interchangeably, but they are not quite the same. The topping of a crisp is usually just a crunchy layer topping. The crunchy layer may be oats or a mixture of oats and nuts sprinkled over the apple filling. 

A crumble is more similar to a streusel. The crisp ingredients are compiled together and mixed with flour, brown sugar, and butter (as well as anything else in the mixture) and mixed into a crumbly topping. 

Do I Have to Use a Specific Apple Type for Apple Crumble?

Most recipes recommend red delicious apples but you can use whichever apple type you prefer. Different types of apples could produce a different flavor but overall they will provide the same effect. 

Using Granny Smith Apples gives an interesting twist to the mix but is another delicious option that is certainly worth a try. No specific apple is required to make a yummy apple crumble dish. 

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