Vegan apple crumble served in a dish

Vegan apple crumble

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

What says comfort food more than apple crumble? Bake this vegan version as a satisfying treat for all the family – perfect with dairy-free cream or custard

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs89g
  • sugars53g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.43g


    For the filling

    • 575g Bramley apple (3 medium apples), peeled, cored and sliced to 1 cm thick
      Bramley apples

      Bramley apple

      bram-lee app-el

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

    • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar

    For the crumble

    • 175g plain flour
    • 110g golden caster sugar
    • 110g dairy-free spread (we used Vitalite dairy-free spread)
    • 1 tbsp rolled oats
      Two piles of oats



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

    • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
    • oat-based vegan cream or custard, to serve


    1. Heat the oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5. Toss the apples with 2 tbsp golden caster sugar and put in a 23cm round baking dish at least 5cm deep, or a 20cm square dish. Flatten down with your hand.

    2. For the crumble topping, mix the flour and sugar in a bowl with a good pinch of salt. Rub the dairy-free spread in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like moist breadcrumbs. Shake the bowl and any big bits will come to the surface – rub these in too. 

    3. Pour the crumble mix over the apples to form a pile in the centre, then use a fork to even out. Gently press the surface with the back of the fork so the crumble holds together and goes crisp, then lightly drag the fork over the top for a decorative finish. Sprinkle the oats and demerara sugar over evenly. 

    4. Place on a baking tray and put in the oven for 35-40 mins, until the top is golden and the apples feel very soft when you insert a small, sharp knife. Leave to cool for 10 mins before serving.

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    Jen Hatch
    22nd Jan, 2020
    As a non-vegan cooking for friends, I am glad to have stumbled across this recipe. Glad to see this is exactly the same as the Good Food "best apple crumble" recipe with a butter alternative so know it will be good. It's reassuring having a recipe as often dairy alternatives use different quantities so I don't agree with the comments about "people knowing". Would like to see brand/supermarket recommended vegan creams and custard as have struggled to find some!
    9th Jan, 2019
    I'm not a vegan, but am cooking for a vegan tonight. so I was very pleased to see this recipe. I would suggest that if you are a vegan who knows how to make vegan crumble, you probably wouldn't have looked it up anyway!
    Tartan Girl
    13th Oct, 2018
    A comment here says most Vegans know how to make a recipe like this. However, people who are starting out on becoming vegan are reassured to see one like this.
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    Elizabeth Davis
    5th Oct, 2018
    Most vegans know how to make a recipe like this.
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