Crumble topping recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
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  • This crumble topping recipe will cook to a lovely crunchy golden topping over fruit. You only need 3 ingredients for this simple recipe, but you can use it to make any kind of crumble you like.

    To got with this tasty crumble topping, pick fruit that’s in season, try frozen fruit or use a mix of fruit for interesting flavour combos! Why not try this easy apple crumble to start with?

    For extra texture to your crumble, you can add a tablespoon or two of porridge oats. Or, add some chopped almonds or hazelnuts to your crumble topping too. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the crumble mix if serving it with apples to make a classic apple crumble with a warm spicy flavour.

    This crumble mix recipe serves 4 people and will take only 10 mins to make. Although there’s no denying that a crumble topping is the perfect thing to cover soft, seasonal fruit in, we also love this recipe as an addition to other recipes. Try scattering your crumble topping over your porridge in the morning for an extra burst of sweetness, or use it to cover a fruit pie to give another level of texture – delicious!



    • 150g plain flour
    • 100g butter
    • 85g demerara sugar


    • Cut the butter into cubes and place in a mixing bowl with the flour. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

    • Use to top fruit to make a fruit crumble. See our all crumble recipes for ideas.

    Top tip for making Crumble topping

    Sprinkle this crumble on top of 500g prepared fruit such as sliced apples, plums or rhubarb, sweetened with a little sugar if liked and bake in a hot oven (200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 4) for about 35-40 mins until golden

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