Oaty Apple Crumble recipe

Individual Oaty apple crumble

This super-duper Oaty Apple Crumble recipe was featured in the February 2021 issue of Country Living magazine. I served it with salted caramel ice cream which was particularly delicious.


  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 900g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the topping
  • 100g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 125g plain flour
  • 75g Demerara sugar
  • 50g porridge oats


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan oven, gas mark 5
  2. Melt the butter in large frying pan over a medium heat and add the fruit
  3. Sprinkle over the caster sugar, 3 tablespoons of water, and the cinnamon
  4. Fry, stirring occasionally, until the apples begin to soften
  5. Tip into an oven proof serving dish or into individual ramekins
  6. To make the crumble, rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips (or pulse in a food processor) until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs
  7. Stir in the Demerara sugar and oats
  8. Tip into a bowl and, using your hands, squeeze to form a few large clumps
  9. Spoon the crumble topping onto the apples
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden
  11. Serve with cream or ice cream

Top Tip

Rather than fry the fruit in butter, stew in a little water with 50g of sugar and the cinnamon.

I made individual oaty apple crumble desserts and froze the ones I didn’t use.

Individual Oaty apple crumble
Individual Oaty apple crumble
📸 Carolyn Hayter
📃 Hearst Food Network Magazine

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