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JILL BAKES | Classic Apple Crumble

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Apple crumble and custard is without a doubt one of my favourite things about Autumn. 🍏🍂

This recipe is so delicious and today is the perfect day to give it a go! The question is…custard, ice cream or both?!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Serves 4 (you can easily double if needed)

For the apples:

5 eating apples, you can really use any apples

50g caster sugar

1 tbsp water

Optional 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the crumble topping:

100g plain flour

75g cold salted butter

50g rolled oats

100g sugar (I prefer a mixture of Demerara and caster but either will be fine)

Sprinkle of cold water

Apple crumble with custard and ice cream


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan.

Peel and core the apples and roughly chop into equal sized chunks.

Heat a pan over a medium heat and place the apple pieces into the pan along with the sugar and 1 tbsp water. Give it a stir, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 mins. Stir and then cover again and cook until the apples are really soft.

You can add more sugar if the apples are too tart.

Transfer the stewed apples to a shallow ovenproof pie dish.

In a large bowl, rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips (it's better if your hands are cold), until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Stir in the oats and the sugar and combine. I like to add a few sprinkles of cold water and rub through to create a slightly stickier mixture.

Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the cooked apples in the pie dish. Transfer to the oven and bake for around 30 minutes or until crisp and golden-brown on top.

Serve with custard and/or ice cream and enjoy!


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 52,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

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The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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