Vegan apple crumble recipe

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This vegan apple crumble is nut-free as well as being dairy-free and vegan, and it tastes great, so it's perfect for serving up to people with mixed dietary requirements.

Vegan apple crumble
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  • healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time55 mins
Total Time1 hours 10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories391 Kcal20%
Sugar48.7 g54%
Fat11.5 g16%
Saturated Fat2.5 g13%
Protein4.3 g9%
Carbohydrates69.8 g27%

This vegan apple crumble is a delicious dessert, packed with sweet sultanas, soft apples, and a crunchy oat-based topping.

If you're serving up to guests or family members with different dietary requirement, it's useful to be able to give everyone the same pudding. That's what makes this vegan version of an apple crumble a great recipe to have in your arsenal, because even non-vegans will like it. The different textures of the oats and sultanas make this a truly great pudding. You can get some really good vegan ice creams in supermarkets these day. You might want to provide a non-vegan version, or a custard, on the side as well though, if appropriate. If you have any leftover apples, make our vegan-friendly stewed apples recipe with the leftovers - they're really versatile.


  • 3 cooking apples (about 1kg/2lb)
  • 4 tbsp sultanas 
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Half a lemon, optional
  • Vegan ice cream, to serve

For the topping:

  • 90g (3oz) plain flour
  • 90g (3oz) porridge oats 
  • 90g (3oz) dairy-free butter or spread of your choice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar




  1. Set the oven to moderately hot: 190°C/375ºF/gas 5.
  2. Peel, core and slice the apples and put into the dish, layering up with the sultanas, sugar and spice. Sprinkle with lemon juice if you have some but not essential.
  3. To make the topping: put the flour and oats in a bowl, rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the fruit, pressing it down lightly.
  4. Put the dish on a baking tray and cook 15 mins then reduce the temperature to 180°C/350ºF/Gas 4, and cook another 30-40 mins.

Top tips for making this vegan apple crumble

This is suitable for freezing but it will keep in the fridge a few days and is delicious cold.

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Food & Recipes writer

Sue McMahon is a former Food and Recipes Writer at GoodTo and Cooking Editor at Woman's Weekly. Her primary passion is cakes and Sue regularly travels the world teaching cake decorating. Her biggest achievement to date was winning the Prix d’honneur at La Salon Culinaire International de Londres beating over 1,200 other entries.