Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Learn how to make apple and rhubarb crumble in a few easy steps. Serve with ice cream or custard to complete this classic British crumble recipe.




  • 30ml (2 tbsp) butter
  • 450g (1lb) rhubarb, washed and chopped
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) port [optional]
  • 450g (1lb) apples, cored, peeled and sliced
  • 100g (3oz) caster sugar


  • 200g (7oz) flour
  • 120g (4oz) rolled oats
  • 200g (7oz) butter
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/356°F/gas 4).
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan then gently fry the rhubarb for 3 minutes.
  3. [Optional] Turn up the heat, add the port and let it sizzle for a minute. Lower the heat again.
  4. Add the sugar and apples, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and place the crumble filling in a large baking dish.
  6. To make the crumble, rub the oats, flour, sugar, and butter together in a bowl with your fingertips until well mixed.
  7. Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until the fruit bubbles and the topping is golden brown.
  8. Serve with custard or ice cream. Enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: English

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