Oaty nutty apple crumble

A brilliant cheat’s dessert, this fruit bake is super-quick and its store cupboard ingredients make it thrifty too

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 466
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 64g
  • sugars 48g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.03g


  • 900g Granny Smiths apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • juice ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 85g unsalted chilled butter, cubed
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 50g oats
  • 25g chopped walnuts
  • ice cream or crème fraîche, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a bowl, mix the apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon, 1 tbsp of flour, 15g of butter and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Place in a small glass baking dish, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave for 5 mins at 600W, or slightly less time if you have a higher wattage.

  2. Meanwhile, rub the remaining flour, butter, sugar, oats and nuts with your fingers to a crumble-like but chunky texture.

  3. Spoon the cooked apples into an ovenproof dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake in the oven for 20 mins until crisp. Serve with ice cream or crème fraîche.

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