Apple Crumble

This is such an easy recipe, with very little preparation needs. I often make this without cooking the apples first, but you get a better result with apples that are lightly cooked first. The apples need no extra sugar, the topping contains all you need. Use a ceramic baking dish for preference, any shape will do, at least 25 cm wide. Blackberries made a lovely addition. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author breadbakerdanielle


  • 750 gr Cooking apples eg Bramleys - a little more or less will be fine
  • 250 gr plain flour - wheat or gluten free
  • 125 gr butter - salted or unsalted
  • 125 gr demerara sugar - granulated is fine
  • 125 gr blackberries - optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 200C
  • Peel, core and cut apples into slices. Add blackberries if you are using them. Place in the ovenproof dish you have chosen for your crumble. Cover and bake until softened (about 15 minutes). 
  • To make the topping, either rub the butter into the flour as you would pastry. Or place the flour and butter into a food processor bowl. Process until you have an even breadcrumb texture.
    Add the butter and flour to the processor bowl
  • Add the sugar and mix for a few seconds only.
    Add the sugar and mix briefly
  • Take the dish out of the oven and sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit mixture. 
    The baked fruit
  • Place in the oven and bake until the top browns. The filling might bubble up a little to show it is done!
    The crumble is ready to bake
  • Serve
    Baked Apple Crumble