Old-fashioned apple crumble

Mar 03, 2023
Apple crumble for dessert! Yum! Source: Getty Images

Are you ready to indulge in a classic dessert that’s the perfect mix of sweet and crunchy? Look no further than this delicious apple crumble recipe! With a mouth-watering filling made from fresh apples, orange and lemon zest and a blend of spices, every bite is bursting with flavour.

But that’s not all, the crumbly topping made from flour, oats, and butter adds an extra layer of texture that will have you coming back for seconds.

Serve it up warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of custard for the ultimate dessert experience. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

Serves 8



  • 2.2kg apples
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • 225g cold unsalted butter, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Butter a 23cm x 36cm x  2cm baking dish.
  2. Peel, core and cut apples into large wedges.
  3. Combine apples with both zests, both juices, sugar and both spices. Pour into the dish.
  4. To make the topping, in a separate dish combine flour, sugars, salt, oats and cold butter. Mix on a low speed until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is the size of peas. Scatter evenly over apples.
  5. Place dish on a sheet pan and back for 1 hour until top is brown and apples are bubbly.


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