Easy apple crumble recipe

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Learn how to make classic apple crumble with our easy recipe. The perfect treat for Sunday lunch, our apple crumble recipe is quick and easy to make

Apple crumble
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  • Nut-free
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins (may need 5 mins extra)
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories604 Kcal30%
Sugar39 g43%
Fat26 g37%
Salt0.03 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein8 g16%
Carbohydrates86 g33%
Salt0.03 gRow 6 - Cell 2

This classic apple crumble recipe is easy to make at home ready in just three steps.

This mouthwatering apple crumble is topped with a buttery crumble topping (opens in new tab) made from plain flour, demarara sugar and jumbo oats. We’ve used Bramley apples in this recipe but any cooking apples will do. This recipe serves 6-8 and takes just 10 minutes to prepare. Serve with warm custard or a scoop of ice cream.


  • 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




  1. 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.
  2. Scatter the crumble over the apple mixture in an even layer. Rub the butter into the plain flour, sugar and oats.
  3. 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 tips for making 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 straight from the garden.

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 quickly and evenly.

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 two 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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