Apple flapjack crumble

Apple flapjack crumble

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(114 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
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet


  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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21st Apr, 2014
Simple and quick to make, this was very nice indeed and everyone had second helpings! I didn't have any fresh oranges so just used some orange juice from a carton and threw in half a punnet of raspberries that I had in the fridge. I also used runny honey instead of golden syrup. I will try with fresh orange and syrup next time.
16th Mar, 2014
This was a change from a normal crumble and was ok but I wouldn't make it again. There were 7 of us and everyone said they preferred a traditional crumble.
4th Mar, 2014
Will definitely do this again it's absolutely lovely, gorgeous flavours
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14th Feb, 2014
This apple flapjack crumble is fantastic. Easy to make. Yummy.
17th Nov, 2013
Mage this for the first time today. Used damson jam oj and added some ground almonds. It was delicious! Went beautifully with creme fraiche, custard and ice cream too (not all at once!)
7th Nov, 2013
Used variety of apples - Braeburn, Cox, Golden Delicious and Bramley and then just did what the recipe said (with soya marg instead of butter so it was dairy free). The result is delicious, a lovely twist on the old apple crumble favourite.
16th Oct, 2013
I added black cherry jam and some tropical fruit juice to the apples and used Raymond Blanc's recipe for the crumble and it was delicious!
24th Sep, 2013
Lovely recipe, liked that you don't put sugar in with the apples, we've enjoyed it cold for a few days after too, makes loads!
9th Sep, 2013
This recipe churned out a little too much apple mixture (though, curiously, just the right amount of crumble) so next time I won't make quite so much. I replaced the butter with coconut oil to keep it vegan-friendly which worked very well. This is criminally sweet (particularly since we had it with a scoop of vanilla Swedish Glace) but that's how we like our puds! Someone with less of a sweet tooth might want to reduce the jam or sugar, or possibly use tart cooking apples instead of eaters. All in all, this went down exceptionally well here and will probably end up being my go-to crumble recipe!
2nd Mar, 2014
hi I love using coconut oil. did you replace it gram for gram? Thx


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