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)

jenniea1's picture

The topping on this is delicious and loved the apricot jam in with the apples ( which I baked in the oven for 20 minutes before baking with the topping on)

bridalzone's picture

Scrumptious. Loved it. Definitely will be baked over and over again

tan8856's picture

This is my new favorite crumble topping for all crumbles! I used slightly less sugar and a little more syrup. Delicious.

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cobralouise's picture

I made my own filling of bramble apples and blackberries, but I did however use the flapjack crumble topping, this is the reason that I gave it a 4* rating as I couldn't comment on the filling. The crumble is nothing short of brilliant. Great crunchiness complimenting the soft fruit, with a slight sticky richness that creates a fancy edge to a warm and 100% satisfying pud. As I happened to use soft brown sugar it gave it a very nutty colour. In short.. I won't be going back to a basic crumble, if I can help it!!

lwilliams82's picture

Really lovely recipe, would have liked a bit more crumble so will increase this next time. The golden syrup is a must, we loved the chewy clusters in it, will put loads more in next time. Had it with ice cream - YUM!

nrickatson's picture

Went down a treat! My hubby loved the crumble topping! Will have to make it again sometime.

melteaser's picture

For the first time ever, I have had to scrape the left overs into the bin. This did not go down at all well with my family.

mrshollands's picture

Simple, easy to find ingredients, easy to make - tastes delicious!!

rkducks86's picture

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

I add walnuts in to the crumble sometimes for an extra treat.

swissgirl11's picture

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 came out delicious!

jessicawi's picture

delicious! different but still a classic. will be making again

juliepounder1's picture

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

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

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

chickin66's picture

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!


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