Try this spicy twist on a traditional dessert, then check out our classic apple crumble, apple and blackberry crumble, vegan apple crumble and healthy apple crumble. It's even better served with a jug of our homemade custard.


  • 900g bramley apples, thickly sliced and tossed with a little lemon juice to prevent browning
  • 85g raisins, soaked in 4 tbsp Calvados (optional)
  • 30g soft brown sugar
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon


  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 140g soft dark brown or muscovado sugar


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the apples, raisins, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan, then cook gently until the apples are soft and fluffy. Add a little water if necessary.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile put the flour and oats into a large mixing bowl, sprinkle in the baking powder, then add the butter. Rub the butter into the flour and oat mixture lightly with your fingertips. When it looks crumbly and the fat has been rubbed in evenly, add the sugar and combine well with the other ingredients using your fingertips.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon the apple mixture into a large pie dish (about 1.5 litres) and sprinkle the prepared crumble topping onto it. Use a fork to even it out. Cook for 30-40 minutes until the topping is browned. Serve with custard, pouring cream or vanilla ice cream.


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