Lyle's warming apple crumble

Lyle's Warming Apple Crumble

What's the perfect end to the perfect lunch? A steaming apple crumble, of course! The ideal addition to any gathering or family meal, apple crumble is a deliciously classic dessert that’s been a family favourite for generations! If you want to learn how to make apple crumble, follow this easy apple crumble recipe.




25 minutes


45-50 minutes



  • 150g plain flour
  • 125g chilled unsalted butter, cubed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 40g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Demerara Sugar
  • 30g Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp ice-cold water


  • 1kg Bramley cooking apples, quartered, peeled, cored & cut into 2cm (¾”) chunks
  • 1 rounded tsp cinnamon
  • 75g Lyle's Golden Syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Custard or single cream, to serve


How to make apple crumble

Follow this 7-step easy apple crumble recipe and get ready to feel that delicious, warming feeling inside!

1.    Create the crumble by combining the flour, butter and salt. Use a mixer to get coarse ‘breadcrumbs’ (you can also get stuck in by massaging it with your fingertips).

2.    Mix in the Demerara and Golden Caster Sugar. Sprinkle over the water and stir through until you have a satisfyingly lumpy mixture.

3.    Chill in the fridge - this will give the crumble that lovely 'craggy' topping.

4.    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180° Fan, 400°F, Gas 6. While it’s warming, layer the apples into a 1.6l (2¾pt) shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the cinnamon and drizzle the Lyle's Golden Syrup over the top, then toss everything together to evenly coat. Add the water.

5.    Spoon your craggy topping lightly over the apples (don't smooth it down though; that crumbly texture is what you want).

6.    Pop it on the middle shelf for 45-50 minutes - you'll know it's ready when the apples are tender (poke with a small fine skewer) and the topping is golden and bubbling.

7.    Remove and allow to cool a little before serving.


•    Savour that mix of crunch and piping hot apples on a cold day. Seconds, anyone?

•    Try sprinkling a handful of blackberries atop your apple crumble for a delicious and welcome berry burst!

•    Serve up your and serve with custard, cream, a scoop of ice cream, or even a dollop of tasty Greek-style yoghurt.

•    Now that you know how to make apple crumble, remember to share this easy apple crumble recipe with your family and friends!