Apple and sultana crumble

Woman’s Weekly’s Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, shows you how to make this classic apple crumble. Follow along with her in our simple step-by-step video.
Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 55 mins
Total time: 1 hr 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips




    • 3 cooking apples (about 1kg/2lb)


    • 4tbsp sultanas


    • 4tbsp granulated sugar


    • 1tsp mixed spice


    • Half a lemon, optional


    • Ovenproof dish


For the topping

    • 90g (3oz) plain flour


    • 90g (3oz) porridge oats


    • 90g (3oz) butter


    • 2tbsp granulated sugar






    1. Set the oven to moderately hot, 190°C or gas 5.


    1. Peel, core and slice the apples and put into the dish, layering up with the sultanas, sugar and spice. Sprinkle with lemon juice if you have some but not essential.


    1. To make the topping: put the flour and oats in a bowl, rub in the butter. Stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the fruit, pressing it down lightly.


    1. Put the dish on a baking tray and cook 15 mins then reduce the temperature to 180°C and cook another 30-40 mins.


    1. Serve hot with custard.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 14.0g calories 355(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.