Old fashioned Apple Crumble - Cook Republic


  • Author: Sneh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


For The Filling
  • 450g apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour (or spelt flour)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 50g brown sugar (or rapadura sugar)
For The Crumble
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 150g plain flour (or spelt flour)
  • 110g unsalted butter, softened
  • 80g brown sugar (or rapadura sugar)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Butter a 9 inch ovenproof dish.
  2. To Make The Filling  – Place fruit in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix well with a spoon and set aside while you make the crumble.
  3. To Make The Crumble  – Place flour, salt, nutmeg and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Take a little butter at a time and rub into the flour and sugar mixture. Keep rubbing until all the butter is used up and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Spoon fruit mixture into the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle crumble on top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until top is golden.
  5. Serve warm with clotted cream or vanilla ice cream.


To make a gluten-free version, substitute plain flour in the recipe with almond meal or hazelnut flour.