Apple berry crumble

Apple berry crumble

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(7 ratings)

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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…


  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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20th Oct, 2019
The butter to flour ratio is well out. Too much butter to flour. I doubled the quantities and only managed 4 servings.
Martin Pettett
6th Sep, 2019
Butter-flour ratio is waaaay out. Not sure who wrote this recipe? If you want enough crumble, I would increase the flour rather than reduce the butter. Also, if you can get them, I'd do half cooking apples and half eating, otherwise it's very sweet.
21st Sep, 2015
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.
31st May, 2015
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.
21st May, 2012
Really yummy and really easy - will definitely do this one again
6th Mar, 2011
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!
2nd Sep, 2010
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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