Apple Crumble (Quarantine Crumble)

This is such an easy recipe to make and it only needs 4 ingredients!! Funnily enough this was popular during World War 2 due to rationing & limited ingredients. A thing we can relate to a bit more now due to the corona virus with lockdown measures & social isolation – limited shopping trips & people relying on deliveries.

Apple crumble is a timeless british classic and you’re getting one of your 5 a day! Cooking can be sentimental and go back full circle in a way – I have early memories of my grandmother Nanny Harrington making the best Rhubarb & Apple crumble. It’s a real comfort food.

That’s the thing I enjoy about preparing vegan food it’s mostly just traditional old school cooking with a twist – butter is easily replaced with vegan spread; I used Flora for this one.

Apple crumble
Apple crumble

Also you can use any stewed fruit if you don’t have apples.

The filling

575g Cooking apples (3 medium apples), peeled, cored and sliced.

2 tbsp golden caster sugar (I ran out of caster sugar so used Demerara sugar – brown sugar)

The topping

175g plain flour. (I replaced 50g flour with porridge oats for a more crumbly topping, this is optional)

110g golden caster sugar

110g Vegetable/ vegan spread


• Heat the oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5.

• Toss 575g peeled, cored and sliced Bramley apples with 2 tbsp golden caster sugar and put in a baking dish.

• Put the Apple mixture in the oven to pre-bake/ soften for 10 mins.

Sliced apples
Sliced apples

• Put 175g plain flour and 110g golden caster sugar in a bowl with a good pinch of salt.

• Slice in 110g vegan spread and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like moist breadcrumbs.

• Pour the crumb mix evenly over the part-cooked apples.

• Set on a baking tray and put in the preheated oven for 30/35 minutes until the top is golden and the apples feel very soft when you insert a small, sharp knife. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

• Delicious served with vegan ice cream or custard.

My boys polished off the whole crumble!!

Apple crumble
Apple crumble

Published by mum2veganteen

I’m a busy single mum of teenage boys and want to share tips, recipes & ideas about buying & preparing vegan, plant based food for loved ones to enjoy

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