Seasonal crumble

Preparation time
1-2 hours

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves 40

From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels


For the filling

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 500g/1lb 2oz demerara sugar
  • 10kg/22lbs cooking apples, preferably Bramley variety, peeled, cored and sliced

For the crumble topping

  • 875g/1lb 15oz plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 700g/1lb 9oz demerara sugar
  • 175g/6oz porridge oats
  • 900g/2lb cold unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. Mix the cinnamon with the sugar in a bowl. Place half the apples in the ovenproof dishes and sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Cover with the remaining apples and add the remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture.

  3. To make the crumble topping, place the flour and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix well, then stir in the sugar and the oats. Cut the butter into small cubes, add to the mixture and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture is the texture of coarse breadcrumbs.

  4. Arrange the topping over the fruit and bake the crumbles for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden and crunchy. Serve with custard.