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Irish Oaty Apple Crumble

March 10

Crumble has to be one of the easiest desserts to prepare and it is extremely easy to adapt, using whatever fruit is in season. You can vary the ingredients for the crumble mix itself, I sometimes use wholemeal flour and nuts, though I’m a complete stickler for using jumbo oats as they really give the dessert a crunchy, nutty texture. Cream, custard or ice-cream to serve is simply essential!

  • serves Serves 4
  • time 60 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Place the flour, oat flakes, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub all the ingredients together until it resembles chunky breadcrumbs.
  2. 2. In a large baking tin, toss the apples with the flour, sugar and lemon juice until combined. Add the crumble mix on top of the filling and spread over the top until everything is evenly covered.
  3. 3. Bake in the oven for 35–40 minutes or until the crumble topping is golden brown and the fruit is soft and bubbling beneath. Serve in generous portions with a drizzle of fresh cream.


For the crumble:

150g plain flour

150g jumbo oat flakes

175g light brown Sugar

200g cold butter, cut into pieces

Single Cream, to serve

For the filling:

600g apple, cut into chunks

1 tbsp plain flour

60g brown sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

You'll Need

Large mixing bowl

Baking tin