Oaty apple crumble

Oaty apple crumble

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins - 1 hr, 20 mins


Serves 10
Give your next crumble a dose of oats with this simple make-one freeze-one recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal646
  • fat29g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs91g
  • sugars48g
  • fibre8g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.48g


  • 1 bag or 6 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
    Bramley apples

    Bramley apple

    bram-lee app-el

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

  • 1 bag or 6 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks



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

  • 85g caster sugar
  • 100g sultanas or raisins
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 50g honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 250g pack butter



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

  • 300g oats
    Two piles of oats



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

  • 300g plain flour
  • 100g flaked almonds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Cook the apples with the caster sugar in a large pan, stirring occasionally – add a splash of water if they start to stick on the bottom. When just about tender and a bit saucy, stir in the sultanas or raisins and tip into 2 large ovenproof dishes.

  2. Melt the brown sugar, honey and butter together in a large pan. Off the heat, stir in the oats, flour, almonds and cinnamon until sticky and crumbly. Divide over the apples. To bake straight away, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 then bake for 40-50 mins until topping is golden and crisp. To freeze, wrap dishes well or freeze the fruit and crumble mixture in separate freezer bags if you don’t have spare baking dishes. To cook from frozen, cover with foil and bake at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for 1½ hrs, then turn the oven up to 220C/200C fan/gas 8 and bake for a further 45 mins, removing the foil for the last 15 mins.

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mother_ship's picture
26th Sep, 2015
I liked the method of making this 'crumble' it was really easy, and it's yummy, but not quite like a proper crumble so I think I'll revert to rubbing the butter into the flour for a proper crumbly crumble!
31st Aug, 2015
I added half ground almonds and half crumbled sliced. Delicious.
4th Feb, 2013
Fantastic crumble. Might put more apples in next time and not so much sugar. amazing recipe even felt healthy eating it.
29th Jan, 2013
Fantastic! I made one big one went down very well. it was divine. Going to make again soon as possible.
12th Oct, 2012
Only when the butter was melted with the sugar and it was too late did I realise that I wasn't making a crumble topping, I was making flapjack!! Now don't get me wrong, I love flapjack, but it's too fatty and heavy to be a crumble topping and as I predicted to myself, when cooked it sat as a large solid landmass atop my fluffy apple mixture. Liked the nuts as an addition but this recipe was not for me overall.
14th Nov, 2011
Made this twice now. This first time I added some fresh apricots. The second time I made it with custard as it was rather dry the first time. Went down really well as a vegetarian desser!
20th Oct, 2011
Delicious, a great winter walrmer pudding.
10th Oct, 2011
Lovely . . . added a couple of pears that I had spare instead of an apple. Will cook this again when the family arrive in a few weeks.
27th Feb, 2011
I made this during the week as we had friends round for dinner. It was lovely! There was more than enough to go round. Went down really well and I personally prefer the oat topping to a traditional crumble topping.
24th Feb, 2011
made this last night for a dinner with friends and it went down very well. made just one big batch and left in the oven for only 25 minutes, it was more than enough. will make it again this weekend. double yum!
19th Oct, 2014
can I freeze fresh apples from raw or do they have to be cooked first
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Nov, 2014
Hi there thanks for your question, you need to cook the apples first.
mother_ship's picture
2nd Aug, 2017
Don't melt the sugar! And use demerara, just stir it in with the dry ingredients, then you get a more crumble, less flapjack like result.
Vikki Uren
14th Apr, 2014
Don't be tempted to make more crumble. It looks Luke it's not enough but upon eating you realise it's plenty. Happy eating :-)
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