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Autumnal Apple Crumble

Dessert today is this delectable Autumnal Apple Crumble. Filled with all things Autumn obvs and completely irresistible. Apple Crumble is the ultimate crowd pleaser. Warm cinnamon apples with a perfectly crispy, crumbly topping. It also happens to be one of the easiest recipes to make. 


Autumnal Apple Crumble

These apples are coated in lemon and topped with a wholesome crumble made with panko, almonds and Ghee or Butter. Coconut Oil works too! I have made hundreds of apple crumbles in my life with an array of toppings. I think I have stumbled upon a favourite here. It’s simple and wholesome and crunchy.  There are thousands of Apple Crumble recipes out there. This recipe isn’t particularly ground breaking but it works because:

  • The apple filling is not watery because erm..no thanks. 
  • The crumbly topping is beautifully crisp and not doughy.

Shall we talk about last nights Great British Bake Off? Come on now, be real with me. Did Liam deserve to be sent home? I was fully expecting him to be in the semis finals. He has been consistently good and twitter went a little crazy. He was so good. I mean ok it wasn’t his best week but I think he did better then some of the others. However, I don’t agree with putting down Stacey or Kate. Some of the comments are awful. I think people forget that online comments can be considered bullying and these women are real people with feelings and families. Its just wrong. Imagine being torn apart on a public platform? 

Anyway moving on casually, its half term for us this week but across the country most kids are at school. Its so weird. Have they not heard about cousins living in different parts of the country? Cousins need to bond and stuff. My kids love school holidays but they also love school so they are unbothered about their cousins being at school. What a sentence. I firmly believe that the school starting age should be 7 and too much structure and pressure and learning is not good for kids brains. Have you read Toxic Childhood or Dumbing us Down? They are both really good books and great for anyone who is interested in that sort of thing. For us, for now we just have to accept and embrace the way things are because we cannot do anything about it. 

I might scoff some crumble to get over it though.

Autumnal Apple Crumble

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6


    Apple Filling
  • 4 Granny Smith or Royal Gala apples, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp Ground Almonds
  • 70g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Crumble Topping
  • 150g Ghee or Butter, softened
  • 90g light Brown or Coconut Sugar
  • 20g Flaked Almonds
  • 70g Ground Almonds
  • 60g Rolled Oats
  • 60g Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 80C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
  2. Add the apple to a 20cm baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds, sugar and cinnamon, then pour over lemon juice. Toss, then spread out.
  3. Place Topping ingredients in a bowl. Mix until clumps form, it will be a little wet. Spread over the apples.
  4. Bale for 30-40 minutes.
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