The Ultimate Apple Crumble Recipe

Cold winter’s nights are the time for snuggling inside with some hot, homemade, delicious comfort food. When it comes to this genre of food, apple crumble reigns supreme. I also call this particular recipe Crumble Apple as the emphasis is definitely on the crumble (that is the best bit) and not as much the apple.

I started off with a fairly standard Apple Crumble recipe, greedily doubled the amount of crumble and then made a couple other modifications. With Crumble being a school boy cookery lesson classic it is easily altered and adapted to suit the seasons and your taste buds. Enjoy:


Ingredients for the Apple
  • 1kg of Apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 50g Castor sugar
Ingredients for the Crumble
  • 100g Castor sugar
  • 200g Plain flour
  • 100g Butter

The column to the right has a few additions you can
make to give it an extra special winter feel.

For my Winter Special, add this to the Apple:

  • 175g Sultanas
  • 5ml Mixed spice (or choose your own)
  • 15ml finely grated orange rind

For my Winter Special, add this to the Crumble:

  • 5ml Mixed spice (or choose your own)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Anything else: e.g. vanilla, coconut or ginger

sliced apple


Step 1 – Arrange the peeled, cored and sliced apples in a well greased ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the 50g of sugar.

Step 2 – To make the crumble topping, sift the flour & sugar into a food processor.

Step 3 – Blend the contents of the food processor until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Step 4 – Spoon the crumble over the apple slices until completely covered.

Step 5 – Put into a preheated oven at 180 and bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is crisp and golden.

Step 6 – Get in front of a log fire, serve the crumble up with some cream, custard or ice cream and pig out!


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