Delicious Meyer Lemony Apple Crumble Perfect for Dessert











This Meyer Lemony Apple Crumble recipe combines tart Meyer lemons with sweet apples under a crispy crumble topping for a delightful dessert that's perfect for ending any meal on a high note.


Step 1: Prepare the Lemon

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, zest your Meyer lemon and set the zest aside. Next, peel and segment the lemon, capturing all the pulp and juice in a medium bowl. Make sure to peel carefully and retain as much juice as possible—a deliciously tart foundation for our dessert!
Pro Tip: Use a vegetable peeler for even strips of zest.

Step 2: Mix Apples with Lemon

Add sliced apples to the bowl containing the lemon pulp and juice. Toss gently to coat the apples thoroughly. This step ensures that every slice of apple is infused with that vibrant Meyer lemon flavor, adding a delightful tartness that balances the sweetness of the apples.
Pro Tip: Squeeze extra lemon over the apples if you like it tart.

Step 3: Prepare the Crumble Topping

In another bowl, mix together the rolled oats, almonds, whole wheat flour, evaporated cane juice, cinnamon, cardamom, and lemon zest. Stir until well combined before gently folding in the melted butter. This creates a moist, crumbly texture that will crisp up beautifully in the oven. This crumble topping is what will give our dessert its delightful crunch and richness.
Pro Tip: For a crunchier topping, add a tablespoon of chia seeds.

Step 4: Assemble and Bake

Layer the lemony apple mixture in the bottom of a small buttered baking dish. Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the top, ensuring all apples are covered. Slide into the preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the crumble topping is a golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling. The aroma of baking apples and Meyer lemon will fill your kitchen, a perfect indicator that your dessert is almost ready to enjoy.
Pro Tip: Check at 25 minutes to prevent over-browning.