Apple flapjack crumble

Apple flapjack crumble

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
447
protein
6g
carbs
75g
fat
16g
saturates
9g
fibre
6g
sugar
45g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 1.1kg eating apples, such as Coxes
  • 3-4 tbsp apricot jam
  • juice 1 large orange

For the crumble

  • 140g porridge oats
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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rkducks86's picture
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I made this crumble and really likes the trick of adding orange juice and jam- we used damson jam and the fruit tasted delicious. I used honey instead of golden syrup but we found the crumble topping too sweet. Next time I would use less sugar in the crumble but that may just be personal taste? A nice easy recipe. Ticks all the boxes :)

sophier23's picture
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I add walnuts in to the crumble sometimes for an extra treat.

swissgirl11's picture
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First time I've made any kind of crumble and absolutely love this, served it with ice cream but going to try with custard next time. The topping is so yummy, chewy and crunchy! Will add more golden syrup next time to make more chewy bits!

annalarana's picture

I made this for a dinner and people seemed to enjoy it! Nice and easy to make. I tried it with apples and blueberries. I only had blueberry jam so used that. And I only had pear, apple and mango juice so I added a little bit of that instead of the orange juice hehe! Despite all the changes...it came out delicious!

jessicawi's picture
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delicious! different but still a classic. will be making again

juliepounder1's picture
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this is so easy, and very tasty. A big hit and I will do it again. I also cheating and made the crumble top in the food processor then added the syrup with a knife making it even easier!

misshannah22's picture
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Scrummy, I would definitely reccomend this crumble. Easy to make although I think I will add more golden syrup next time but this is just my personal preference.

jdasilva's picture
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This was easy to make and enjoyed by everyone, young and old. Shall be making a lot from now on!

chickin66's picture
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A crumle to die for! Loved the crunchy toffee like bits in the topping. Will definitely be making this again and again. I used Bramley apples from my garden and the orange juice and apricot jam were enough to make them lovely and sweet.

dreamcook's picture

What an excellent topping, i find that it can be used for all fruit crumbles. Now its the only one i'll use, my partner and i absolutly love it. i now make this when ever we have have friends over for a meal.

truffle80's picture

Really quick and easy but I might halve the sugar next time as it was a bit too sweet for me!

cakeanyone's picture
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Made this with all Bramleys mixed with 30g of soft brown sugar, which tasted great. Think I used too small a dish though because the crumble was a bit thick so didn't go particularly crunchy.

bells74's picture
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Oh god this is just the best crumble i have ever made. Took it into work and got some rave reviews. I followed this to the letter, the only thing i didnt have was the jam but personally i dont think it was missed. I would also use more fruit again this is a personal preference... but i would encourage anyone to give this a go, you will not be disappointe :-)

sailorgirl700's picture
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Really love this crumble. This time I sprinkled some sultanas on to the apple just before I put the topping on. I did not add jam to the apples which were Bramleys this time (I have also used eating apples for this recipe too.) I did add the orange juice which gives a enjoyable twist to the final crumble.

arisarak001's picture

wow. this is incredibly easy to make and taste sooo good. probably the most amazing recipe for crumble !

jamie-baby's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. I added two tbsp's of golden syrup for extra chewy bits as suggested. Also substituted orange juice for splash of apple juice. Will defo make again- hubby loved it!

stelaholder's picture
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Fabulous recipe, never fails to impress. I've been using this recipe for a couple of years now just varying type of fruit.

lyndsay001's picture

I made this without the jam and added some blueberries to the filling. Lovely!

manda11's picture
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I made this last night for some friends and my fiancé and we all loved it! I added 3tbsp raisins and flaked almonds to my crumble mix and added 2 spoons of golden syrup. I froze 2 portions worth for a later date (froze apple and crumble seperately) as there was only 4 of us and there were 2 people who what seconds so it's a big old crumble! Definitely recommended!

jweg1210's picture
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Liked the technique of sweetening the apples with jam, but this definitely wasn't as good as a 'normal' crumble for me - the topping didn't crisp at all, and would have burned if I'd left it longer.
I preferred it this morning as an indulgent breakfast with vanilla yoghurt.

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