Ultimate Pink Lady® Apple Crumble Recipe

There are endless variations on the classic apple crumble.

Which makes finding the best recipe quite difficult.

That's why we've created the Ultimate Apple Crumble. It's our take on the best ever apple crumble recipe.

Why is this the Ultimate Apple Crumble?

This apple crumble recipe has all the comforting traditional flavours you’d expect from a warm apple crumble but with a slight twist elevating it to the ultimate apple crumble level. Enjoy sweet Pink Lady® apples nestled underneath a nutty hazelnut oat topping. That's more texture and a naturally great taste in every bite.

How to prepare:

Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5. Peel, core and dice the Pink Lady® apples into roughly 2.5cm cubes. Measure out the filling ingredients.

Apple Crumble Ingredients for Topping
Ingredients for the Topping

How to make the apple filling:

Put the apples, golden caster sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and plain flour in a saucepan with 50ml water. Stir well and cook on a medium heat for roughly 15 minutes until the apples have softened nicely, stirring all the time.

How to make the topping:

For the topping, add the oats, demerara sugar, self-raising flour and chopped hazelnuts to a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Stir it all together to make it into crumbly oaty nutty goodness to top your softened apples..

Mixing Apple Crumble Ingredients for the Topping
Mix all the Apple Crumble Ingredients for the Topping
Apple Crumble Topping Ingredients Mixed
Give the ingredients a good mix together

How to bring it together:

Use a heatproof dish roughly 28 x 25cm – this can be rectangular, oval, round or whatever you have – as long as it’s at least around 5cm deep for the crumble.

Fill the dish with the softened apples and top with the crumble mix making sure all the apples are completely covered.

Slide onto the middle shelf of your preheated oven and bake for 40 mins or until golden brown.

What to Serve Apple Crumble with?

The crumble can be served piping hot, warm or cold. The best accompaniment for this ultimate apple crumble is vanilla ice cream or custard.

How long will Apple Crumble keep for?

This apple crumble will keep quite happily in the fridge for three days. Reheat in a microwave or put the whole thing in the oven on a low temp to heat through. You can also freeze the whole crumble before you bake it or once its cooked and will be fine in the freezer for 4 months.

Full preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5.

  2. Start by making the filling. Put the apples, golden caster sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and plain flour in a saucepan with 50ml water. Stir well and cook on a medium heat for roughly 15 minutes until the apples have softened nicely, stirring all the time.

  3. For the topping, add the oats, demerara sugar, self-raising flour and chopped hazelnuts to a large bowl. Pour over the melted butter and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

  4. Once the apples have softened and the topping has been combined, lightly grease a heat-proof dish (roughly 28 x 25cm and at least 5cm deep) with a little butter.

  5. Fill the dish with the softened apples and top with the crumble mix making sure all the apples are completely covered.

  6. Slide onto the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

  7. To serve, top the apple crumble with vanilla ice cream or custard.

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