Slimming World crumble recipe

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This Slimming World crumble has 253 calories per portion and takes 40 minutes to make

Slimming World crumble
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories253 Kcal13%
Sugar15.3 g17%
Fat3.2 g5%
Saturated Fat0.7 g4%
Salt0.15 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.0 g8%
Carbohydrates52.5 g20%
Salt0.15 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This Slimming World crumble has seven different ingredients and only requires three steps in the method.

The crumble topping for this recipe is made with a combination of low-fat spread, flour and artificial sweetener. The filling contains a mixture of pears and rhubarb but you could use apples if you prefer something more traditional.  


  • 908g (2lb) rhubarb, cut into 2in/5cm pieces
  • 312g (11oz) pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Juice of 1 orange, plus 1 tsp finely grated zest
  • 6 tbsp artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 28g (1oz) low-fat spread
  • 2 tbsp artificial sweetener
  • 57g (2oz) plain flour




  1. Heat your oven to 180C (160C fan, Gas 4). Put the rhubarb in a medium-size pie or glass dish. Add the pear slices, orange juice and zest, and toss together to combine. Sprinkle over the sweetener and cinnamon, and cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the topping by placing the low-fat spread, sweetener and flour in a bowl. Rub everything together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Remove the fruit from the oven. Sprinkle over the topping and cook for a further 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Top tips for making a Slimming World crumble

For some extra crunch consider adding some roughly chopped almonds to the topping. You can also swap the ground cinnamon for ginger, or a combination of the two if you like. 

How to make a slimming world crumble with oats?

If you want an oaty crumble simply swap half the plain flour for your choice of oats. Bigger oats will give a more crunchy texture. 

Can I make a slimming world crumble with frozen fruit?

Yes, if rhubarb and pears are not in season when you want to cook the recipe, simply swap for frozen alternatives. To ensure the filling isn’t too watery, you might like to defrost the fruit before using. 

What can you serve Slimming World crumble with?

If you don’t like custard, consider serving this dessert with a spoonful of fat-free fromage frais. 

The most efficient way to zest an orange is using a fine, sharp grater. Check out the one recommended by food writer Jessica Ransom below. 

Joseph Joseph Handi-Zest Multi-Function Zester - View at Amazon

Joseph Joseph Handi-Zest Multi-Function Zester - View at Amazon

This razor sharp zester has a comfortable, ergonomic handle and a protective sheath for safe storage. The integrated cleaning blade ensures no zest is wasted or left behind. This also makes it very easy to clean. We recommend hand washing to prolong its life and quality. 

Check out our classic apple crumble recipe after you’ve tried this one. You might also like the Hairy Bikers apple and blackberry crumble or this crumble cake

Slimming World

Slimming World is a weight management organisation that dates back from 1969. It holds thousands of weekly groups for members all over the UK influencing millions of people to eat healthier and manage their weight. From breakfast to lunch, from dinner to dessert, we’ve got lots of healthy and simple Slimming World recipes and ideas to keep you on track when it comes to taking part of the Slimming World plan.

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