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Apple Crumble

Traditional Apple Crumble

A traditional apple crumble with spiced apples, the perfect crunch, a jammy filling and warming tradition in one dish.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian, British, New Zealand
Keyword apple crumble, apple dessert, baked apple, dessert, pudding
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people



  • 1 cup rolled oats porridge oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon cardamom, clove mix
  • 125 g butter melted
  • Pinch of salt if you use unsalted butter


  • 1 kilo Granny Smith Apples green apples
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, cardamom, clove mix

Spice Mix

  • 6 cardamom pods crushed
  • 1 cm cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves


Spice Mix

  1. Use a coffee grinder or a thermomix to grind up fresh spices. Transfer to a small container. These are wonderful to add to tea with some brown sugar to sweeten (think Chai) or to a brownie mix too!


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C bake

  2. Peel your apples, core them and slice thickly or cut into chunky cubes

  3. Pop into a large bowl with all the other ingredients. Toss with a wooden spoon making sure that all the ingredients are combined.

  4. Tip into a shallow baking dish, approx 20cm x 20cm


  1. Add all of the topping ingredients into the same bowl you used to mix the apples.

  2. Use your fingers to bring all the ingredients together into large clumpy crumbs

  3. Scoop the crumbled topping onto the apple but don't press it down or try to smooth it out.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and your kitchen is filled with the scent of baked spiced apples.

  5. Serve warm or cold depending on the season. Top with ice cream or homemade custard.