Easy apple crumble recipe

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  • Nut-free
serves: 6 - 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min
(may need 5 mins extra)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 604 kCal 30%
Fat 26g 37%
Carbohydrates 86g 30%
  -  of which Sugars 39g 43%
Protein 8g 16%
Salt 0.03g 1%
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  • Apple crumble can be so easy to make that once you've cracked this recipe you won't ever want to buy another ready-made one!

    Learn how to make apple crumble with our easy apple crumble recipe! This apple crumble uses oats, but you can leave them out if you want a plain crumble. This recipe uses just eight ingredients to make the base and the topping. And the best bit? They’re all things that you probably already have in you kitchen cupboard – apples, sugar, cinnamon butter, flour and oats!

    You can whip up this easy pudding recipe in six straight-forward steps and this classic crumble serves 6-8 people – so it is perfect if you’re feeding big crowds. And the best part of making an apple crumble from scratch instead of buying one from the shops is that it will take you only 35 mins in total. So, now for the important question – vanilla custard or ice cream?!

    Love making homemade desserts? We’ve got loads more delicious dessert ideas for you to try at home!



    • 900g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • For the apple crumble:
    • 175g butter
    • 225g plain flour
    • 100g demarara sugar
    • 175g jumbo oats


    • To make your apple crumble recipe, start by preheating the oven to 200°C.

    • Place the apple slices, caster sugar and cinnamon into a large ovenproof dish.

    • Rub the butter into the plain flour, sugar and oats.

    • Scatter the crumble over the apple mixture in an even layer.

    • Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden and the apples are tender.

    • Serve your warm apple crumble with cream or ice-cream for a treat.

    Top tip for making Easy apple crumble

    If you have a food processor, place the flour, butter and sugar in the bowl and pulse until the butter is thoroughly mixed in. Add the oats and blend again. Scatter over the apples as before for a lighter, more sticky apple crumble

    Our apple crumble recipe uses Bramley apples but you can opt for Braeburn, Pink Lady or cooking apples you’ve picked from your grandmas garden - the choice is yours!

    Whichever type of apple you choose this recipe recommends that you peel, core and chop the apples into chunks before cooking. This will make sure they cook evenly and quickly too.

    Leftover apple crumble can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container or covered in clingfilm (if the dish you’re using is refrigerator-safe) for up to 2 days.

    Apple crumble can be served cold the next day with a dollop of cream or scoop of ice cream or it can be reheated in portions in the microwave until piping hot and served with lashings of warm homemade custard.

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