Apple berry crumble

Get children aged 5-9 busy in the holidays with this child-friendly recipe, delicious served with warm custard

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 260
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 27g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.17g


  • 8 eating apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sugar, any kind
  • ½ orange
  • 1 punnet raspberries or blackberries
  • 75g cold butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g oats


  1. Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Peel the apples with a potato peeler, quarter them, cut out the cores, then chop up.

  2. Tip the apple into a bowl with the cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar. Squeeze the juice from the halved orange and add to the bowl, too.

  3. Add the berries to the bowl and mix everything together. Tip the fruit mixture into the baking dish and pat it down.

  4. Chop three-quarters of the butter into small pieces. Put it in a bowl with the flour. Use your fingers to pinch and rub the butter into the flour.

  5. Stir the oats and the rest of the sugar into the flour mixture, then sprinkle it on top of the apple and berries in the baking dish.

  6. Dot the rest of the butter over the crumble. Ask a grown-up to put it in the oven for 40 mins or until the apple is cooked. Eat with ice cream or custard.

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