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Bad Apples? It’s Time for Apple Crumble!

Bad Apples? It’s Time for Apple Crumble!

Apple Crumble

This apple crumble recipe will turn those sad forgotten apples into spoon licking deliciousness. I looked at  Jamie Oliver’s recipe a couple of times and then I winged it. Because I don’t have a measuring scale and only 2 out of my 3 sad apples could be salvaged, my brain couldn’t handle the maths to portion down his recipe. Below is my guesstimate of what I did.

Servings: 2 (or one very hungry greedy person)


  • 3 small sad apples, cut into small cubes (or good apples are fine too)
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon powder*
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar, to mix with the apple cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar, to mix with the crumble mix
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour (any flour will do I reckon)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of oats ( I the texture oats add used 3 tbsp)


  1. Preheat oven at 190°C **
  2. Mix your chopped apples with the cinnamon powder and sugar, drop this mix into baking dish
  3. For the crumble mix the flour and oats together
  4. Use your fingertips to rub in the butter into the flour and oats mix, until it forms a rough crumble
  5. Add the sugar to the crumble mixed and mix
  6. Spoon this crumble mixture on top of the apples
  7. Bake for 20-30 mins, the crumble should look a tad golden. I used the fan option on the oven***


Let me know how you go!


* Jamie’s recipe didn’t call for any spices, but cinnamon and apple is a bomb combination.

** I started with 180°C and then got did get impatient and then cranked up the oven temperature to 200°C, then I worried about burning so after a while I turned it down to 150°C… farrrr out, why didn’t I read Jamie’s recipe more thoroughly?! Jamie says 190°C, which makes sense now.

*** I think it would have been better without the fan, maybe more moist – meh, flavours were delicious regardless.

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