Caramel apple crumble

At this time of year people are embracing the winter weather and are having roast dinners, casseroles and other warm filling dinners.

My delicious caramel apple crumble is a perfect winter pudding & of course its vegan & gluten free.

I use a mix of Bramley apples and what ever eating apples I have in my fruit bowl.  In this crumble I had a few organic red Gala & some Organic Braeburn.  I like to use a mix of apples as the normal eating apples will break down and create a lovely apple purée, while the Bramley will hold their shape and add some texture to the warm apple base.

I used about a 25/25/50 mix of varieties of apples but you can use what ever ratio you like.

In my crumble I use a little nutmeg and a touch of vanilla.  As much as i love apples & cinnamon together they get paired in every traditional dessert so like any good couple they need a break at times. But trust me the apple, nutmeg & vanilla are a perfect match.

This recipe is a super easy recipe, even someone who can’t bake can make this, the hardest part of this recipe is peeling and coring the apples!

My tip: This recipe makes a very large crumble enough for 4-6 people, you can make one big dish or do like I do and make a few little ones and freeze the spare for another day.


For the apple base.

  • 1kg Apples (peeled/cored & chopped into wedges)
  • 85g Soft brown sugar
  • 30g Dairy free butter
  • 2 Tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla extract

For the crumble

  • 120g Plain Gluten Free flour
  • 100g Gluten free oats
  • 60g Soft brown sugar
  • 80g Dairy free butter


Pre-heat your oven to 200c/400f/ or Gas mark 6

  1. In a large saucepan stir all your ingredients for the base and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the eating apples have broken down a little and the natural juice from the apples have created a lovely caramel sauce to coat them.
  2. In a bowl add all your crumble ingredients and with your finger tips rub in the butter until the mix looks like sandy breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the apple mix to your dish and spoon over the crumble mix.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and serve.


You can serve with either dairy free custard, salted caramel ice-cream or my toffee sauce from my sticky toffee pudding recipe.

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