125g caster sugar

250g unsalted butter cut into smaller chunks

350g plain flour

50g porridge oats

A few teaspoons of demerara sugar

1 medium bramley apple peeled, cored and chopped into little chunks

Oaty Apple Crumble

preparation 4 mins • you cook for 4 mins •

Makes lots of topping - perfect for the freezer!

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It's a traditional favourite - my version is tangy and I add porridge oats to give the topping a bit of a gooey flapjack quality. In this recipe I use apple filling and make two little individual crumbles but feel free to use your favourite fruit. The main point of this video is to show you how to make and store a large quantity of the crumble topping. The recipe makes a really big bag of the topping to pop in the freezer. It freezes extremely well and stays a crumb-like texture so you can simply sprinkle it straight over fresh or frozen fruit for the most low effort tasty dessert, any day of the week!

Food processor

Large mixing bowl

Oven dish or ramekins to bake the crumble

1 large freezer bag or several little ones


Before you start have all your ingredients weighed out and ready. Preheat the oven to 190c. Have your food processor out and plugged in and click here!


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Preheat your oven to 190c and put the flour, butter and sugar into your food processor. Blend for about 30 seconds until you have a fine crumb-like mixture. Empty the contents into a bowl.

Add in the porridge oats and stir together with your fingers. Put the chopped apple in the bottom of the oven dish/ramekins and generously sprinkle over with the crumble topping. Don't worry if the fruit isn't 100% covered - lightly covering it is perfect. Lastly sprinkle a little demerara sugar on top and you're done.

Pop the apple crumble in the oven for 30 minutes until it's nice and golden on top. If you're using the crumble topping straight from the freezer add another 5 minutes to the cooking time. Easy as that!

I hope that you enjoy it.

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