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)

cakeanyone's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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.

diane7liverpool's picture

So so tasty. We all loved it

air003's picture

Does anyone know if this will work if I substitute the butter for non dairy spread? I have a wheat and dairy intolerant friend!

cdunne's picture

Yummy! Will definitely make again.

meliacayococo's picture

Thought this recipe was great!!! I doubled the crumble mixture and added vanilla essence instead of the cinnamon and it tasted divine. Loved the chewy bits, will definately be making this again!!! Used freshly squeezed orange juice and grated zest of both the orange and a lemon. Was a big hit with everybody!!!

tc1980's picture

Simple and delicious, a definate winner when My husband got home! I didn't add the orange juice (because I forgot!) and I used Bramley apples - it didn't matter. Would definately recommend.

beccaboo02's picture

this recipe's gorgeous! it was really simple and straightforward to make and the finishing masterpiece looked so tasty, that it stopped my mum from yelling at me for making the kitchen messy:-)

kate_bradbury's picture

I made this last weekend, without the jam and orange juice. Best ever crumble!

christyjade's picture

OMM So gorgeous! Very quick and easy. We didn't have apricot jam, so put a tblsp of sugar which was not needed cause it was SO SWEET! We also put in the orange rind in the crumble. SO delicious. The orange goes perfectly with it, and of course, custard :D

pinkfiss's picture

Nice pudding, adjusted the recipe slightly...doubled up the crumble mix and added more golden syrup to it. Lovely.

missb85's picture

Made this tonight. Very easy to make. I used Bramley apples because that's all I had in but they worked very well. The best crumble I have ever eaten.

heatherelmer's picture

loved it!! took so many packets of oats so simple to Kosovo with me and didn't fancy them, used in the crumble, ideal!


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