Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

By Angela Casley
This versatile rhubarb and apple crumble features a crunchy, nutty topping. Photo / Babiche Martens

This easy apple and rhubarb crumble recipe is all about comfort.

We all love a good crumble recipe. Made with any fruit, it is a perfect dessert to whip up for guests or as a midweek treat. You can make the crumble ahead of time, and you can always freeze it to have it ready to use. It’s also pretty good for breakfast with a dollop of yoghurt.


Serves 6

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

½ cup water

3 cups chopped rhubarb

Zest and juice ½ lemon

½-¾ cup sugar

1 cup large oats

1 cup mixed nuts and seeds

¾ cup brown sugar

1 tsp ground ginger

100g butter, melted

Icecream or cream, to serve


  1. Place the apples, water, rhubarb, lemon and zest in a large pot, slowly bringing them to a simmer. Add half a cup of sugar first, then test for sweetness. Cook until the fruit has softened.
  2. Pour the fruit into one large ovenproof dish or individual dishes.
  3. To make the crumble, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, brown sugar, and ginger in a large bowl. Pour in the butter and mix to combine. Sprinkle over the fruit.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 35 minutes or until crispy and golden.
  6. Serve while warm with a scoop of icecream or cream.

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