Apple berry crumble

Apple berry crumble

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6
Get children aged 5-9 busy in the holidays with this child-friendly recipe, delicious served with warm custard

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal260
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 8 eating apples



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

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



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

  • 3 tbsp sugar, any kind



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • ½ orange



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

  • 1 punnet raspberries or blackberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 75g cold butter



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

  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g oats


  1. Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Peel the apples with a potato peeler, quarter them, cut out the cores, then chop up.

  2. Tip the apple into a bowl with the cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar. Squeeze the juice from the halved orange and add to the bowl, too.

  3. Add the berries to the bowl and mix everything together. Tip the fruit mixture into the baking dish and pat it down.

  4. Chop three-quarters of the butter into small pieces. Put it in a bowl with the flour. Use your fingers to pinch and rub the butter into the flour.

  5. Stir the oats and the rest of the sugar into the flour mixture, then sprinkle it on top of the apple and berries in the baking dish.

  6. Dot the rest of the butter over the crumble. Ask a grown-up to put it in the oven for 40 mins or until the apple is cooked. Eat with ice cream or custard.

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Comments (5)

judiper's picture

I found the topping to be very wet also. There's far too much butter for the dry ingredients. I added a more flour and more oats. I also doubled the mixture as my dish was big & shallow. I didnt use as much sugar as the recipe stated. It was a nice dessert but better crumble recipes out there.

cloclo15's picture

Made this yesterday to use up a few apples and threw in some blueberries too. The crumble took a lot longer in the oven than specified to really crisp up - we just kept checking till it looked to our liking - and the final result was very tasty, though a little sweet for my taste. I think next time I make it (and I will make it again) I will only put one tbsp of sugar in with the crumble mix maybe.

kirstyr7's picture

Really yummy and really easy - will definitely do this one again

star2501's picture

My first attempt ever at crumble and it was very nice. I halved the butter (actually used marge) and used apples, blackberries and brown sugar - yum!

evehel's picture

Easy recipe, but the crumble mixture was very wet and a bit sparse. Comparing to other crumble recipes, there was a much higher proportion of butter in this so I added quite a bit more flour and it turned out really well. I used a bit less sugar, dessert spoons rather than tbsps and it was just the right sweetness.

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