Apple flapjack crumble

Apple flapjack crumble

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(108 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6
Sweetening the apples with apricot jam and orange juice makes it twice as fruity and adding a little syrup to the oaty crumble makes great little chewy clusters

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal447
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars45g
  • fibre6g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.33g
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  • 1.1kg eating apples, such as Coxes



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3-4 tbsp apricot jam
  • juice 1 large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

For the crumble

  • 140g porridge oats
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and mix with the jam and orange juice. Spread evenly over a buttered 1.5-litre ovenproof dish, not too deep.

  2. Mix the oats, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the butter in small chunks and rub in gently. Stir in the sugar and rub in again. Drizzle over the syrup, mixing with a knife so it forms small clumps. Sprinkle evenly over the apples and bake for 30-35 mins until the juices from the apples start to bubble up. Cool for 10 mins, then serve with custard, cream or ice cream.

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Comments (128)

ailiejan's picture

I didn't think I needed another crumble recipe until I tried this. Followed the recipe for everything (except the jam) and it was delicious.

anoushkabramley's picture

Tasted good with a home made custard! I used one large Bramley apple and one eating apple plus frozen berries. The topping was a little too cinnamon-ish for us so will cut down next time. may also try some whole meal flower for different texture. Some roughly chopped almonds on top were delicious for added crunch, our 5 year old ate them off the crumble while it was cooling.

sulayabd's picture

I halved this recipe because otherwise my family of 4 would have a normal portion and I know I would polish off the rest! It is so delicious.

missy786's picture

This is my ultimate apple crumble recipe. It tastes great especially with ice-cream or custard.

hannahwhiteuk's picture

I made this along with a few other dessert at Christmas. Let's just say I didn't even get a chance to try it, it was so popular! Apparently it was stunning so i will def be making again!! And so quick and easy - It has made it into my book of favourite recipes.

anook_puke's picture

Lovely with ice cream straight out of the oven, and even nicer a few days later drowned in custard. I used rose jam instead of apricot, which gave a unique middle eastern flavour to a typically British dessert. Winner!

anook_puke's picture

Lovely with ice cream straight out of the oven, and even nicer a few days later drowned in custard. I used rose jam instead of apricot, which gave a unique middle eastern flavour to a typically British dessert. Winner!

katie_besson's picture

awesome crumbles! though, next time i ll make it without jam, went out too sweet!

chumphreys's picture

Really enjoyed this I haven't made an apple crumble for years and this was really good. Lovely jubbly

mrshollands's picture

This is just so simple and so good, delicious cold too!!!

granty's picture

Best ever crumble... Perfect with any fruit!

granty's picture

Best ever crumble... Perfect with any fruit!

fulgencio's picture

I made this tonight. I had to substitute the apricot jam with orange marmalade, the fresh orange juice with juice from a carton, the light muscovado sugar with demerara sugar - as that's all I had in the cupboard! I added about 2 tbsp of Pasas Moscatel (moscatel raisins) to the apples and WOW it is simply devine. OH loved it and I will certainly be making this again. I halved all the ingredients as there are only 2 of us but it still made loads. Served with cream naughty but nice.

thirdflooruk's picture

With custard it's sickly... with double cream- heaven.

clairehughes079's picture

Lovely! Topping is delicious. Have made this many times. The apples need to be cut very thinly. If following the cooking times the fruit will have a bit of bite. Cooking the apples for 10 to15 mins covered in the oven before adding the topping helps if you want softer fruit.

bassymum's picture

Family favourite.
I've made this several times now with different fruit fillings, depending on what is in the garden or freezer, and serve with hot custard. It is superb every time.
Handy to make double the mixture and keep one portion in the freezer in a bag, next to a bag of prepared and frozen fruit filling.
Easy then to defrost both and put in a dish in the oven at very short notice.

sarahkinz's picture

Can I make this ahead and freeze?

buttons13's picture

really nice cake, i used marmalade instead of apricot jam and instead of golden syrup i melted some more marmalade but only a small amount and it works out fine. I also found it gives the crumble more flavor.

katcurnock's picture

Mine is just in the oven, though I must have done something wrong as the texture of my crumble was basically a flapjack, there is no way i would have been able to 'sprinkle' it over the apples! I cut back on the amount of sugar in this too, as it seemed as though it would be over sweet. The proof will be in the tasting!


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