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Warming Apple Crumble

Warming Apple Crumble
Warming Apple Crumble

By Lucy Mathieson

This apple crumble recipe is an absolute family favourite in our house… and it’s so simple to make! For a handy little time saving tip, you can substitute the stewed apple for tinned pie apple – it works just as well.

Whether you like to serve your apple crumble on it’s own, with a big scoop of ice-cream or a dollop of custard of cream, this is sure to be a winner at your next family dinner.


  • 5 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons plain flour
  • 115g butter, cut into small chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (reduce to 180 degrees if you’re using fan-forced).
  2. Grease an oven-proof baking dish with butter and set aside.
  3. Place the apples (peeled and sliced) into a medium saucepan.
  4. Add the water, caster sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Simmer on low for 5-10 minutes or until just softened.
  6. Drain off any excess liquid.
  7. Place the stewed apples into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Place the oats, brown sugar, plain flour and butter into a bowl.
  9. Squeeze and break up the lumps of butter with your fingertips until crumbs have formed and all of the oats and the flour have completely combined with the butter.
  10. Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the oven.
  11. Cook until the crumble is golden and crunchy (approximately 35-40 minutes).


For more recipes by Lucy visit her blog Bake Play Smile.


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