Autumn crunchy crumble

Children will love helping to make this easy fruit pudding – apples, pears or plums are topped with crunchy crumble mix

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 499
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 65g
  • sugars 31g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 140g plain flour
  • 100g margarine
  • 4 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2-3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eating apples or pears or 6 plums (or a mixture)
  • handful sultanas, soaked in hot water for 10 mins
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • natural yogurt, ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the margarine.

  2. Using a fork or your hands, mash together the margarine and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs and there are no remaining lumps of margarine.

  3. Add the oats, sugar, and cinnamon to the flour and margarine mixture.

  4. Core the apple and/or pears, and stone the plums, if using. Chop all the fruit, keeping the skin on for added flavour, vitamins, and minerals, and put in an ovenproof dish in layers.

  5. Drain the sultanas and add to the fruit. Drizzle with the honey.

  6. Sprinkle over the crumble mixture. Bake for 20-30 mins until the crumble topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Serve with a large spoonful of natural yogurt, ice cream or crème fraîche.

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