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Free-from apple crumble recipe

Free-from apple crumble recipe

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This vegan apple crumble recipe is dairy- and gluten-free, and packed with tart Bramley apples, warming cinnamon and juicy sultanas. Apple crumble is a classic British dessert, so perfect for serving at a family get-together. Make ahead and freeze, or serve straight from the oven with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins to prepare and 45 mins to cook
  • 321 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 3 Bramley apples (about 900g), peeled, cored and cut into 2-3cm chunks
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 60g sultanas
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g golden caster sugar

For the crumble topping

  • 175g gluten-free plain flour
  • 100g free-from pure oats
  • 90g dairy-free spread or coconut oil
  • 50g sultanas
  • 30g caster sugar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    2g 10%
  • Sugars

    30g 33%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 55g Protein 3.4g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. 
  2. Put the apples in a 25 x 16cm ovenproof dish at least 5cm deep. 
  3. Pour over the lemon juice and toss to coat. Scatter over the sultanas, cinnamon and sugar. Mix well, then put the dish on a baking tray and bake for 10 mins. 
  4. Meanwhile, make the crumble topping. Mix the flour and oats in a large bowl. Rub in the spread with your fingertips until it resembles rough breadcrumbs, then stir in the sultanas. 
  5. Give the baked apples a quick stir, then scatter the topping but don’t pack it down, and sprinkle over 30g caster sugar. Bake for a further 35 mins or until lightly golden-brown on top and bubbling at the edges. Leave to cool slightly, then serve with dairy-free cream or ice cream.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Allow to cool completely. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months. Loosen the tin foil and clingfilm but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a moderate oven.

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