Apple flapjack crumble

Apple flapjack crumble

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

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet 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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missflops's picture
29th Feb, 2020
Easy recipe with delicious results. I used plums (M&S Flavour King from South Africa). Superb! Took the advice of Blakcountrykiwi and melted the butter for the crumble topping and it worked a treat. Also, used maple instead of golden syrup, which was lovely. Will absolutely make again.
16th Feb, 2019
Decent recipe, lovely flavour, just wanted the crumble to come together a bit better and be a proper chewy flapjack like I had growing up. But flavour wise: top marks and recipe simple to follow.
skerries's picture
1st Feb, 2019
A fab pudding The crumble topping is gorgeous lovely and moreish
16th Feb, 2018
Great recipe. We were fighting over the last portion. The flapjack crumble is wonderfully chewy.
22nd Oct, 2017
I added a couple of Bramley apples to the eating apples and instead of using apricot jam, I used sweet marmalade which went really well with the orange juice. I had to mix honey with the syrup because I had so little syrup left... but the end result is SO good and I'll be back for more!
24th Jun, 2017
I couldn't get Cox's and my substitute was a little too crisp and not as sweet as I would like, although both texture and flavour improved after a day or two. I don't understand the need to double the crumble mixture as the pudding was enough for 8 generous servings. Cream worked best with a less sweet apple but I'd put natural yoghurt with Cox's. Lovely recipe. Tip: Melt the butter gently in a non-stick saucepan, add crumble ingredients, mix thoroughly. Cool slightly but use while still warm.
28th Feb, 2016
If you double the crumble recipe and use bramleys instead of Cox' (Cox' make the recipe too sweet), this recipe really works.
Frantic Flapjack
1st Feb, 2016
This was an excellent crumble although I tweaked it a bit. I used 3 large Bramley apples and 4 Cox's. I didn't have apricot jam so sprinkled some caster sugar on the fruit after I added the orange juice. I doubled up the crumble topping as I wanted the fruit to be well covered but I didn't double the sugar. There is no need to double it as the golden syrup adds extra sweetness.
31st Jan, 2016
My sister made this today for after Sunday lunch. Absolutely gorgeous. Really was something more than the usual crumble. Amazed how well eating apples worked. Will be making soon.
15th Nov, 2015
Lovely recipe, especially liked the topping


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Sejal Vaghani
23rd Sep, 2019
Has anyone made this in advance and frozen it? Did it taste ok once defrosted? Thanks
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