Delicious Apple Crumble with Oat Topping


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About this recipe: The apple crumble filling is cooked with sugar and cinnamon. It's then poured into a large baking dish and covered with a sweet, buttery oat topping. Twenty minutes in the oven and it's ready to serve with ice cream or custard.

Andrea McKay

Serves: 10 

  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon cornflour
  • 9 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 75g (3 oz) porridge oats
  • 100g (4 oz) butter, melted
  • 50g (2 oz) dark brown soft sugar

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
  2. To make apple filling: In a large saucepan combine water, cinnamon, sugar and cornflour. Mix well, then add apples to pan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Pour apple filling into a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish.
  3. To make topping: In a small bowl, combine oats, melted butter and brown sugar. Mix well and sprinkle over apple filling.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

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Reviews (11)


Beautiful Crumble - have made it lots of times and its always a hit! Agree with the first comment about there being a bit too much water but just reduced it the next time I made it - 21 Oct 2011


This was not a good recipe Firstly, there was far too much water to cook with the apple so I used a slotted spoon to fish the apple out and then there was far too little topping that I added a further 50g of oats. Liked the topping, so might incorporate it to a more traditional crumble - 07 Sep 2010


This is the best recipe for apple crumble I've found so far! And SO quick and easy! But I would say use less water and make a bit more crumble. I also added prunes! Tasted lovely! - 17 Apr 2012

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