Baked apples with crumble recipe

(29 ratings)

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

This baked apples with crumble recipe is a unique way to make use of seasonal Bramley apples.

Everyone loves a traditional apple crumble recipe - the sweetness of the crumble matching perfectly with the tart, stewed apples. Spiced with cinnamon, it's the ideal post-roast dinner dessert or festive pudding. But sometimes it's good to have something a little different and this baked apples with crumble recipe is just that. Instead of layering the ingredients, we've put the buttery crumble mixture inside the apples. Best served with a dollop of ice cream, it's how to bring your crumble recipe up a notch.


  • 6 eating apples, cored
  • 50g sultanas
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 3tbsp plain flour
  • 4tbsp demerara sugar
  • 60g, hazlenuts
  • 50g butter




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Put the apples into a baking dish.
  3. Mix together the sultanas and cinnamon and sprinkle into the apple holes. Pour a little cold water around the apples and bake for 30 minutes, until the skin is loose.
  4. Put the flour, sugar and hazlenuts into a food processor and whizz until the nuts are coarse. Add the butter and whizz again until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. When the apples are ready, sprinkle with the crumble mix, pressing down. Bake again for 30 minutes.

Top tips for making baked apples with crumble:

If you don't like raisins, stuff the apples with dried dates instead. This will also give the dessert an extra sticky sweet hit.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies