Apple Crumble

This dessert is quick, easy and absolutely loved by everybody! We recommend serving it with a drizzle of cream, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or a dollop of custard for the whole family to enjoy.


  • 3 or 4 cooking apples
  • 50g soft brown caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 20cm x 25cm ovenproof dish


  1. Peel, core and slice your apples before putting them in a large saucepan until it is half-full.
  2. Add a small amount of water, just enough to cover the bottom of the saucepan (not the fruit) and add the soft brown caster sugar to taste – it is better to start with less and add more later if your apples taste too sharp.
  3. Cook on a medium heat until the apples are soft (between 6 to 10 minutes).
  4. Whilst the apples are cooking you can prepare the crumble mixture by rubbing together the flour and the butter (or margarine) until it reaches a breadcrumb texture.
  5. Mix most of the golden caster sugar into flour and butter mixture, but save some for the top.
  6. You can add 50g of rolled oats and chopped nuts for a more crunchy topping.
  7. Add the ginger and cinnamon powder to the apples and mix together – this step is optional, you can always leave one or both of them out if you would like.
  8. Pour your apple mixture into your ovenproof dish, making sure the filling is level before covering in the crumble mixture.
  9. Finally, add the left-over golden caster sugar on top of the crumble.
  10. Cook in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 30 minutes, until the crumble is golden on the top.