Apple Crumble

DSC_0924 (2)For someone who trained in cookery with pastry and desserts as his speciality, I have to say I do not make enough desserts. Especially like this simple Apple CrumbleIt is a foolproof thing to make, especially when you don’t overcomplicate it like some of the recipe books do. The thing is, it is more of an autumnal dish, but with the weather being as upside-down as it is in England at the moment, who knows what season it really is?


  • 4 eating apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 300g plain flour
  • 175g caster/brown sugar + 50g to coat the apples
  • 200g butter – diced
  • Cinnamon – optional

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 45 minutes


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix the flour and sugar together. Then rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the apples and sugar, taking care not to break the fruit down any smaller. This will create a caramel in the cooking process.
  4. Spoon the apple mixture into an ovenproof dish and top with the crumble mixture. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, until the apple mixture is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
  5. Serve warm with custard.

The video demonstration from The Student Takeover is below: