Baked apple & toffee crumble

Baked apple & toffee crumble

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr plus resting


Serves 6

This comforting bake has it all- circles of apple, buttery brown sugar, plump fruit and spice, all baked under a nutty oat topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal485
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars50g
  • fibre5g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.1g
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    For the apple layer

    • 100g raisin
    • 100g pitted soft date, snipped into small pieces with scissors



      Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

    • 85g light muscovado sugar
    • 3 tbsp dark rum (or use orange juice)
    • 25g unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp mixed spice
    • zest and juice 1 lemon



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • 4 Bramley apples, about 800g, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm rings
      Bramley apples

      Bramley apple

      bram-lee app-el

      A large, flattish cooking apple, green in appearance but sometimes with specks of red. The flesh…

    For the crumble

    • 125g plain flour
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • 50g light muscovado sugar
    • 3 tbsp jumbo oats
      Two piles of oats



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

    • 25g flaked almond (or use other nuts if you like)
    • custard or ice cream, to serve


    1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put everything for the apple layer, except the lemon juice and apples, into a bowl and microwave on High for 1½ mins until the butter has melted and the sugar is syrupy. Toss in the apples and lemon juice, then spoon into a medium baking dish, making sure the dried fruit is evenly distributed.

    2. Rub the flour and butter together, first into fine crumbs, then keep going until the mix forms bigger clumps, a bit like a rough biscuit dough. Stir in the sugar, oats and almonds. Scatter over the fruit, then cover with foil and bake for 1 hr, removing the foil for the final 30 mins, until golden and bubbling. Rest for 10 mins, then serve with custard or ice cream.

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    1st Nov, 2017
    This is the best crumble Ive had in ages... yes its sweet and naughty but the addition of the dates/spices etc were delicious.. . Will definitely make this again....
    23rd Oct, 2017
    Not for us, too sickly. I found the addition of the dates and the raisins only added more sweetness to a recipe which is already heavy on the sugar. All spice was a nice addition but the crumble topping was quite dense - far too much butter.
    17th Jul, 2017
    This is the best crumble I've ever had. It tastes a bit like fruit mince pies.
    18th Sep, 2016
    After reading previous reviews, was expecting something amazing but was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it was nice but don't think I'll make it again.
    19th Sep, 2015
    Fantastic !!! The best crumble I had made.
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    14th Dec, 2014
    amazing!!!! so easy to make and tastes gorgeous!
    26th Oct, 2014
    This dessert was absolutely delicious and the instructions easy to follow. I ended up doubling up on the crumble, I think the baking dish I used was larger than recipe called for, so it was thinly spread. Glad I did though because it was lovely and crumbly and there was easily enough for 8 portions :) I also weighed the apples to 800 gms after they had been cored and peeled so there was lots of filling !!
    7th Oct, 2014
    Simply wonderful... but definitely decadent! My go-to apple crumble if I need to impress
    19th Jan, 2014
    If you like a really crunchy crumble then this is for you. The apple underneath is lovely and gooey which is complemented by the chunky nutty crumble topping. Really easy to make and went down a storm.
    Sarahjenkins25's picture
    4th Dec, 2013
    Now a fav after a Sunday roast!!! Yummy


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