Recipe: Apple Crumble

Apple crumble is one of the easiest, simplest and yummiest desserts to make and serve up.

There are many recipes for crumble out there – some use flour for the crumble mix and others use oats or a combination of both.

The below recipe is simple and uses a minimum of ingredients – butter, bramley apples, flour and golden caster sugar, and that’s it.


For the filling:

575g bramley apple (approximately 3 medium apples)

2 tbsp golden caster sugar

For the crumble:

110g golden caster sugar

175g plain flour

110g cold butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C.
  2. Core the apples and cut the apple into segments.
  3. Lay the segments into a 20cm square dish, making sure the whole dish is covered with the segments.
  4. Sprinkle the 2 tbsp golden caster sugar on top of the apples.
  5. Place the sugar and the plain flour in a bowl. Mix well. Then add the butter. Using your fingers, mix the ingredients until you get a consistency that resembles most breadcrumbs.
  6. Pour the crumble mix over the apples, making sure to spread it evenly
  7. Place in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until the top is golden.
  8. Leave the dessert to cool for 15mins before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or custard.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. Follow Rosa on Twitter.





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