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apple crumble on white plates with dessert spoons, the rest of the apple crumble to the side in a white baking dish

Apple Crumble

This Apple Crumble recipe is just delicious. Made with only a few ingredients it is comfort food at it's best. Perfect for feeding a crowd too.

Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword apple crumble
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 688 kcal


  • 1 kg cooking apples I prefer Bramleys
  • 150 grams unrefined caster sugar standard is fine too.
  • 25 grams unsalted butter
  • 50 mls water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon optional

Crumble Topping

  • 140 grams plain flour
  • 90 grams unsalted butter
  • 80 grams unrefined sugar


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180° C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Peel and core your 1 kg apples. Chop into roughly 2 cm pieces. Place in a large saucepan. Add 15o grams sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon if using and 50 mls of water and heat over a medium heat for about 15 minutes and the apples are half puree. Stir through the 25 grams butter.

  2. Empty into your chosen baking dish and set aside. Put the 90 grams of butter and 140 grams flour into a mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor. Whizz the food processor until you have breadcrumbs and if rubbing the butter in by hand then rub in until you have the same. Stir through the 80 grams of sugar.

  3. Scatter the crumble on top. Ideally you want about half of the depth of the apples. Bake in your oven for 30-45 mins or until piping hot and the crumble is baked through enough in the middle.

  4. Apply to Well And Truly Cuddled Face

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Make sure you baking dish is roughly 15 x 22 cm

Check your crumble top is cooked enough in the middle.

Taste your apple mixture thoroughly and add more sugar if you need to.

Double the recipe to feed up to 12 people. Increase the dish size too! You are looking for the crumble topping to be about ¼ the depth of the apple mixture.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 688 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 119g40%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 83g92%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 853IU17%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.