Apple crumble

All the family will enjoy this baked oat crumble with a sweet cinnamon, apple and sultana filling
Serves: 4
Prep time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hr 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips


    • 1kg (2¼lb) cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 100g (3½oz) golden caster sugar
    • 2 tbsp elderflower cordial
    • 60g (2oz) sultanas
    • 1 tbsp cornflour


    • 60g (2oz) wholemeal plain flour
    • 60g (2oz) white plain flour
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 90g (3oz) olive oil spread
    • 90g (3oz) demerara sugar
    • 60g (2oz) jumbo oats
    • 1.5 litre (3 pint) ovenproof dish


    1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Put the cooking apples, lemon juice, sugar, elderflower cordial, 5 tbsp water and sultanas into a large pan. Gently heat for 10 mins, to soften the apples.
    1. Meanwhile, mix the cornflour with 1 tbsp water and stir into the apple mixture. Heat, stirring, until the liquid is thick and smooth. Turn into the dish.
    1. Put the wholemeal and white flours and cinnamon into a food processor. Add the spread and pulse until the mixture forms crumbs. Tip into a bowl and stir in the demerara sugar and oats. Spoon the crumble mixture overthe apples.
    1. Bake for 30 mins, until it’s a pale golden colour. Serve with custard or ice cream.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 15.0g saturates 1.5g calories 500(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.