Spicy apple crumble

Spicy apple crumble

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 55 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This comforting pud is so good it'll be gone before you can say crumble - and the bonus is it's also low-fat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal268
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.14g
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  • 140g porridge oats
  • 25g ground almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon



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

  • 50g butter



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

  • 1 heaped tsp honey



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

  • 800g apples (I usually use eating apples), peeled, cored and roughly chopped



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

  • zest and juice 1 large orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the oats, almonds, sesame seeds and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. In a small pan melt the butter with the honey then stir into the oats until it looks like rough breadcrumbs – you might need to use your hands.

  2. Put the apples, orange zest and juice and cardamom in a pan and cook for 10 mins until softened. Pick out the cardamom pods. Spoon into a baking dish, sprinkle with the sugar and scatter with the crumble mixture. Bake for about 40 mins until golden and crunchy. Serve with vanilla yogurt, ice cream or custard.

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4th Feb, 2020
well done
19th Sep, 2018
Delicious with added berries. Crumble is yummy and low guilt too!
25th Jan, 2013
I too was disappointed with this recipe! I thought this would make a nice change. I was most disappointed with the topping - it fell apart. My apples were cooked, but then I probably stewed them a little longer than 10 mins. However we also didn't like the taste of the cardamom - will revert to my usual recipe next time.
26th Nov, 2011
Love this recipe! Received many positive comments. Lovely topping. I am making this again tonight.
JossiBakes's picture
13th Sep, 2011
Also very disappointed with this recipe. I was looking forward to it as a treat on Sunday, but found the apples didn't cook well and the crumble was bland, dry and didn't stick. I followed the recipe exactly.
19th Mar, 2011
Should have heeded your comments!! I too found this very disappointing - although my apples did cook. Topping did not stick together and tasted like cardboard.
Frantic Flapjack
19th Apr, 2010
Extremely disappointing. The apple didn't cook properly and the crumble didn't stick together - it was just like loose porridge oats. Wouldn't recommend this recipe.
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