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Spiced Apple Crumble- Easy and Cheap Student Recipes

A delicious and simple recipe for apple crumble that you can keep in your freezer for when emergency strikes.

Winter favourite: Apple Crumble Photo: Andrew Crowley





  • 8 apples, preferably Bramley Apples
  • 120g-180g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 10g Butter, to grease


  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 1-2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 200g Oats
  • 250g Butter
  • 180g Soft Light Brown Sugar



  1. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel and core the apples and cut them into 2–3 cm chunks. Place in a bowl with the sugar (the amount depending on the sweetness of the apples). Finely grate the zest of half the lemon into the apple mixture, and stir it through.
  3. Use the butter to grease a shallow ovenproof dish, about 20 x 15 cm and 5 cm deep. Tip in the apple mixture.
  4. For the crumble, sift the flour, cinnamon and salt into a bowl and stir in the oats. Cut the butter into small chunks and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and sprinkle the crumble over the fruit.
  5. Cook in the oven for 30–40 minutes, or until the apple is soft when prodded with a sharp knife and the crumble is lightly browned. Serve with custard.


Recipe: Leiths

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