Ultimate Crumble Recipe - with Vegan and Gluten-free Variations

makes 8 individual crumbles, or one family-sized crumble

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Who doesn’t love a great crumble? Well, this recipe is one to bookmark, because it’s the very best crumble topping you’ll make. With just four ingredients, it works beautifully in all your favourite crumble recipes - Apple Crumble, Apple and Blackberry Crumble, Rhubarb Crumble, Gooseberry Crumble, and a few more you might not of though of trying.

Even better it keeps beautifully, so make a double batch and store in the fridge or freezer for those emergency must-make-crumble moments!

We’ve also included our foolproof vegan crumble and gluten-free crumble variations. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Prepping the fruit for your crumble

Gooseberries - wash and top and tail

Strawberries - wash, hull and quarter

Rhubarb - wash, and cut into 1cm slices

Peaches/Plums - wash and chop into two cm pieces

Pear - wash, peel and chop into 1 cm pieces

Apple - wash, peel and chop

Mango - remove peel and dice into 2 cm pieces

Pineapple - remove skin and inner core and dice into 2 cm pieces

Blackberries - wash

fabulous crumble combinations

Apple & Blackberry

Peach & Almond

Rhubarb & Strawberry

Gooseberry & Elderflower (use a little Elderflower cordial instead of water)

Pear & Ginger (add a little chopped stem ginger)


Tropical (Mango & Pineapple)

*N.B. Children should always be supervised when cooking, and an adult should oversee the use of heat as well as all preparation involving sharp utensils.

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This recipe is featured in our D of E Approved BRILLIANT BAKING COURSE for 13 years +