Baked apple & toffee crumble

Comfort food recipe for 6 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has raisin, date, light muscovado sugar, dark rum, unsalted butter, mixed spice, lemon, bramley apple, plain flour, unsalted butter, light muscovado sugar, oats, flaked almond and ice cream.

Baked apple & toffee crumble

Baked apple & toffee crumble

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Comfort food


Prep time

20 mins


  • Lemon: zest and juice 1 lemon
  • Plain Flour: 125g plain flour
  • Unsalted Butter: 25g unsalted butter
  • Raisin: 100g raisin
  • Oats: 3 tbsp jumbo oats
  • Flaked Almond: 25g flaked almond (or use other nuts if you like)
  • Bramley Apple: 4 Bramley apples, about 800g, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm rings
  • Mixed Spice: 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Date: 100g pitted soft date, snipped into small pieces with scissors
  • Light Muscovado Sugar: 85g light muscovado sugar
  • Dark Rum: 3 tbsp dark rum (or use orange juice)
  • Ice Cream: custard or ice cream, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put everything for the apple layer, except the lemon juice and apples, into a bowl and microwave on High for 1 1/2 mins until the butter has melted and the sugar is syrupy. Toss in the apples and lemon juice, then spoon into a medium baking dish, making sure the dried fruit is evenly distributed.
  2. Rub the flour and butter together, first into fine crumbs, then keep going until the mix forms bigger clumps, a bit like a rough biscuit dough. Stir in the sugar, oats and almonds. Scatter over the fruit, then cover with foil and bake for 1 hr, removing the foil for the final 30 mins, until golden and bubbling. Rest for 10 mins, then serve with custard or ice cream.