Oaty nutty apple crumble

Oaty nutty apple crumble

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A brilliant cheat's dessert, this fruit bake is super-quick and its store cupboard ingredients make it thrifty too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal466
  • fat23g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars48g
  • fibre6g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 900g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • juice ½ lemon



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

  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 85g unsalted chilled butter, cubed



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

  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 50g oats
    Two piles of oats



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

  • 25g chopped walnut



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a bowl, mix the apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon, 1 tbsp of flour, 15g of butter and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Place in a small glass baking dish, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave for 5 mins at 600W, or slightly less time if you have a higher wattage.

  2. Meanwhile, rub the remaining flour, butter, sugar, oats and nuts with your fingers to a crumble-like but chunky texture.

  3. Spoon the cooked apples into an ovenproof dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake in the oven for 20 mins until crisp. Serve with ice cream or crème fraîche.

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28th Dec, 2019
I used rhubarb & ginger instead of apples. The topping is lovely and crunchy.
28th Dec, 2013
I just made this - so easy and delicious! Feels less naughty than a standard crumble too.
12th Dec, 2011
Nuts made a huge difference compared with an ordinary crumble. Very easy, quick and tasty!
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