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Slow-cooker apple crumble recipe

Slow-cooker apple crumble recipe

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Make the most of your slow-cooker and whip up an apple crumble recipe that’s sure to be an instant family favourite. To get a perfectly crisp top, all you have to do is cook for the last 10 minutes with the lid slightly ajar. Now, where’s the cream? See method

  • Serves 4
  • 14 mins to prepare and 3 hrs 30 mins to cook
  • 519 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 orange, zested and half juiced
  • 60g rolled oats
  • 50g walnut pieces
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 75g plain flour
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 90g unsalted butter, melted

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    29g 41%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    37g 41%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 63.9g Protein 5.9g Fibre 6.3g


  1. Put the slices of apple in a slow-cooker. Sprinkle over the ground cinnamon, orange zest and 1 tbsp juice and mix together.
  2. Put the oats and walnuts into a food processor and pulse a few times to give the texture of very course breadcrumbs. Pour into a bowl.
  3. Stir the ginger, flour and sugar into the oat and walnut mixture then add the butter and mix well.
  4. Spoon the crumble mix over the apples, covering them all. Lay two sheets of kitchen paper or kitchen roll on top of the crumble. Cover with the slow-cooker lid and cook on a low heat for 3½ hrs.
  5. Remove the kitchen paper and cook for the last 10 mins with the lid just slightly ajar.

Tip: Laying kitchen roll on top of the crumble helps prevent condensation dripping back onto the crumble, so you get a more crisp crust.

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