Dessert Recipe- Cheater's Apple Crumble

This a quick version of my favourite dessert, apple crumble. Using up the last of the orchard apples I was given by my mum and dad, it made the perfect sweet and cosy autumn dessert! This is a cheater’s recipe because I used a packet crumble mix rather than making my own (I’m sorry), I will make this again with the crumble from scratch and write another recipe up for that but for now, let’s all enjoy a day off with a quick crumble!

Makes 1 crumble with 4 servings 

575g Apple, peeled, cored, and sliced 
2 tbsp Golden Caster Sugar 
1 Packet of Pre-made Crumble Mix 
1 tbsp Demerara Sugar 


Heat the oven to 190c/ 170 Fan/ Gas Mark 5. To start with, toss the apples and caster sugar together in a bowl and then pour into either a round cake tin or a 20cm rectangular roaster. Flatten the apples down as much as you can so the crumble doesn't slip through. 

Using your cheeky crumble mixture, sprinkle this over the top making sure you have a thick layer of crumble on top of the apple. Use a fork to GENTLY push the crumble mixture into the apple so it stays flat and incorporates with the apple.  

Sprinkle 1 tbsp of Demerara sugar evenly on top of the crumble if you want to, to add a little extra sweetness and crunch. Then simply put in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the apple is soft and the crumble is golden, once your crumble is done, take it out and allow it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving! 

I feel a bit mean putting this as an actual recipe, not including baking it takes all of 5 minutes to assemble and less than that to eat! But, it is a very easy dessert that is perfect for this chilly time of year, and as it only takes about 45 minutes overall you could prepare it and then let it cook while you eat dinner! It’s definitely a great first intro to baking for non-bakers or children and you get a great result every time. 
I hope you’ll try this cheater’s apple crumble and I promise to bring something slightly more exciting next time! 

H x