Recipe: Apple Crumble Dessert From Home-Canned Apples In Syrup

by Texas Homesteader 

Last fall I was blessed with several large boxes of apples from my aunt’s apple tree. I wanted to make sure they didn’t go to waste.

So I canned apples in syrup, applesauce, apple butter and apple cider, dehydrated apples and made and canned apple pie filling


Now I get to enjoy the fruits of my labor (oh my, I said ‘Fruits” of my labor. See what I did there??)

My favorite thing to make with these preserved apples is apple crumble dessert using the apple slices in light syrup. It’s delicious and comes together quickly for a delicious dessert when company surprises you with a visit. 

Bada-boom, bada-bing and dessert is being served! Looks and tastes like you toiled away in the kitchen for hours. (shhhh…)

If you have canned apples in simple syrup, here's a delicious apple crumble dessert recipe that comes together quickly. #TexasHomesteader

Simple Ingredients

First I pull out my ingredients:  a pint of home-canned apples in syrup,  all-purpose flour, quick-cooking oats (I usually blend about 1/2 quick cooking and 1/2 old fashioned oats),  brown sugar, cloves, ground nutmeg (I often substitute cinnamon) a pinch of salt, vanilla extract, softened butter and chopped nuts. I prefer pecans since we have some amazing pecan trees right here on our property.

If you have canned apples in simple syrup, here's a delicious apple crumble dessert recipe that comes together quickly. #TexasHomesteaderNow for the hard and complicated directions (because you know I love complicated recipes here at the Homestead)  😉

Easy Assembly

In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients, cut in softened butter and put bowl aside. Drain the canned apples, reserving the syrup and pour drained apples in an approximately 6×6 casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 of the oat mixture over the apples and fold to coat.

Pour the reserved syrup over the apples and top with the remaining oat mixture. I like to dot the top of the crumble with small pats of butter. But that’s just my preference & not really part of the recipe. 

Then I pop the casserole dish into a 350-degree oven for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

No really, that’s it! Hey, if a recipe isn’t delicious, easy, quick AND adaptable it doesn’t hang around long in my kitchen. This one’s a keeper!

If you have canned apples in simple syrup, here's a delicious apple crumble dessert recipe that comes together quickly. #TexasHomesteader

Perfection! And making this home-made dessert is good for the budget since it’s using home-canned apples and standard pantry ingredients. 

If you’ve canned apples in syrup and you’re wondering what you can make that’s delicious and quick – give it a try.

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NOTE: For an even quicker dessert, you can make Crumble From actual Pie Filling. Whip it up in minutes!

Simple apple crumble an easy, delicious dessert. #TexasHomesteader
5 from 1 vote

Apple Crumble Dessert from Pint Jars Using Home-Canned Apples

You've canned those fresh apples, now here's a delicious recipe to use them in!  This apple crumble comes together quickly using a pint of your home-canned apples in syrup.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie, crumble, dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 Pint Home-Canned Apples in Syrup
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 3/8 t (pinch) Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup Coarsely Chopped Nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or cinnamon), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Mix to blend thoroughly. Cut in 3 Tablespoons softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in nuts, if using.

  2. Drain apples, reserving juice. Place drained apples into approximately 6" x 6" baking dish. Mix about 1/2 of the topping into apples and pour the juice over the apples. Crumble balance of the topping over the apples to cover completely.
  3. Bake @ 350 for 30 to 35 minutes until top is lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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37 thoughts on “Recipe: Apple Crumble Dessert From Home-Canned Apples In Syrup

  1. Joyce Stewart

    I made this today. So yummy. Next year I will have to make more canned apples. Thanks so much.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      My aunt always gives us so many amazing apples, I don’t want even one to go to waste. When I have canned apples in syrup, the world’s my oyster! And I love this apple crumble – easy & delicious. So glad you love it too! ~TxH~

  2. Tabby

    5 stars
    This was the first apples that i ever canned this year, that being said i am SO happy that i found this recipe. It was DELICIOUS, i will most certainly be making this from now on. Its the week after thanksgiving and i threw in some homemade cranberry sauce that didnt get used up. It was still so yummy, and im making a larger batch tonight just regular to take to our second thanksgiving.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      That’s awesome Tabby, I’m glad you love this crumble as much as we do. And a huge ‘CONGRATS’ on canning your first apples this year! ~TxH~

  3. Meagan

    When I threw this together tonight, I was worried it wouldn’t set up, but I was wrong. It was perfect!! I used a quart of apples in syrup, doubled the recipe, and used pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon instead of the nutmeg and cloves. So, so delicious! I will make this again for sure!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      So glad you liked it as much as we do Meagan. A quick homemade dessert made with home-canned goodness. Gotta love it! ~TxH~

  4. Elaine

    I love a good crumble with any fruit!! Your apple one sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Pinned!

  5. Katy SkipTheBag

    A woman after a my own heart. I love apple crisp and this recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing #sustainablesunday!

  6. Heidi

    Great job with all that canning! This dish looks delish!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Her tree is pretty productive, Heidi, and she usually gives me bushels of apples to process each year. Love it! ~TxH~

  7. Kim

    Sounds delish ! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!

  8. Angi @ SchneiderPeeps

    This looks wonderful! I also use pecans whenever nuts are called for since we grow them. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simple Lives Thursday; we hope to see you again this week!

  9. Cheryl

    I adore apple crumble! And you can’t beat anything homemade! I’m happy to see you joined us this week on The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party! I hope to see you again next week! HUGS

  10. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day and thanks for stopping by and sharing your link at our #SayGdayParty! Love apple crumble!
    I hope you have stopped back to Say G’day to another person at the party and reply to my questions posed this week! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  11. Tracy @ OurSimpleLifeSC

    This makes me want the cool weather of fall and apple picking time to get here!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Yes Tracy, I’m hoping I get another supply of apples this year from my aunt – I’ll be canning some apples again so I’ll be ready for this quick dessert when company stops by. ~TxH~

  12. Sally at Garden Valley Homestead

    Hmm. Hmmm. I can’t wait for apple season! It’s a month away for us–and our trees are loaded. Thanks for the recipe. In fall, we call apple crisp “breakfast”.

  13. Kim P.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! We canned apples for the first time this year and now I need recipes! With a winter weather advisory outside seems like a perfect night to warm up the oven and bake something we grew and canned ourselves! 🙂 Yum, can’t wait!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh yes, that’s why I’m forever making apple crumble – we have lots of home-canned apples and this is the perfect and very quick & easy dessert to use them for. Let me know how you like it! ~TxH~

  14. Cynthia

    I’m impressed with your at-home canning! Also, this recipe is delicious – glad it’s so easy! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  15. debra@ HOMESPUN

    This sounds and looks delicious and I can just imagine the scent wafting from the oven, yum! 🙂

  16. Linda @ A La Carte

    Love apple crumble!

  17. Mary@Back to the Basics!

    Looks absolutely delicious! I’ve been on a homemade pizza kick lately so I’m ready to try something else.
    Thanks for sharing at The Creative Home & Garden Hop. Come on over and link up your latest creation!


  18. Anne-Marie Bilella

    Yum!!! I love your main picture, so beautiful with the cow by the lake. Thanks again for sharing with Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  19. Matt

    We call this apple crisp in Michigan. We’ve made it with blueberries,peaches and apples. It’s so easy and good.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Matt – I’ve heard it called both crumble and crisp – maybe a regional difference in terms? But you’re right, it’s easy and GOOD! ~TxH~

  20. Catherine

    Wow! This looks easier than pie!! Definitely will try – it might be my new favorite! Catherine (new follower)

  21. Barb @ A Life in Balance

    We used to get pecans from my husband’s uncle. We all looked forward to the pie my dh would make for Thanksgiving. Your apple crumble sounds so yummy!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Barb, especially with the cost of pecans these days. I was spoiled for years to have ample supply in the freezer but ran out last year and had to buy them. WHEW! ~TxH~

  22. Cathy C

    This looks delicious and your presentation is beautiful:) Makes me feel like fall is here already. (I wish) Saw your post over @ All Things with A Purpose. Visit me sometime!


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