There's no better way to finish a meal than with this Apple Crumble – perfect if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
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Crumble is one of those classic desserts that just screams ‘comfort food’! Super hearty and really comforting, an Apple Crumble has to be one of our absolute favourite puds.
Our slimming friendly take on this tasty treat is just as satisfying and delicious as a ‘normal’ crumble, but without all of those pesky extra calories and Points.
This recipe is super versatile and if you’re not a fan of apples in your crumble, then you can easily swap them out for whichever fruit you’d prefer. Rhubarb, mixed berries or even pear all work really well so feel free to get creative!
If you’re going to use different fruits, then remember to check the nutritional values as these can vary depending on the fruit you choose!
What diets is this Apple Crumble suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
You could also enjoy this Apple Crumble if you’re dairy free by using a dairy free reduced fat spread.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Apple Crumble?
We prefer to use a natural, granulated sweetener which weighs the same as sugar. They tend to taste a lot better and although they cost a little more, you don’t need as much as with the powdered type of sweetener.
There are various brands to look out for and Sukrin, Candarel Sugarly or Natvia are widely available in supermarkets or online.
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‘Made this as a treat with some apples from my friends tree, had all the ingredients already in the cupboard so was a vey cheap and very simple to make desert.’
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You’ll also need some oven proof ramekins to bake these crumbles in. You can generally pick them up from most large supermarkets or online from Amazon.
We use a natural granulated sweetener like Sukrin in this dish which you can easily grab online from Amazon.
How many calories are in this Apple Crumble?
There are 75 calories in each portion of this Apple Crumble. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, oven proof ramekins. Sprinkle the cinnamon and half the sweetener over the apples.
In a mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, reduced fat spread and the remaining half the sweetener. Rub between your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.
Top the apples with the crumble mixture and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and the apple is soft. Serve whilst hot with your choice of topping or sauce.
What should you should serve with Apple Crumble?
This is one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything and any of the following would be the perfect accompaniment:
How do you know when this Apple Crumble is cooked?
You should cook this Apple Crumble until the top is golden and the apples are tender which should take around 30 minutes in the oven.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep this Apple Crumble in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Apple Crumble in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze this Apple Crumble?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Apple Crumble?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then leave to stand for a minute. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes until piping hot.
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There’s no better way to finish a meal than with this Apple Crumble – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
- KCals 75
- Carbs 15G
- Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, oven proof ramekins. Sprinkle the cinnamon and half the sweetener over the apples.
- In a mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, reduced fat spread and the remaining half the sweetener. Rub between your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.
- Top the apples with the crumble mixture and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and the apple is soft. Serve whilst hot with your choice of topping or sauce.
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DianeTuesday 28th February 2023
We just ate the apple crumble, forgot to take a picture, so delicious, i did double the recipe, and used tin apples, and a tin of peaches. So lush, had it with Cornish ice cream,
SharonWednesday 1st March 2023
Hi Diane, thanks so much for your lovely comment. It sounds delicious with apples and peaches!
Alan DeanSunday 23rd August 2020
I didn’t have any ramekins for this recipe so I used a dish.
However in future I want to make them in ramekins, so I ordered some from Amazon.
However they’re MINISCULE.
Are there different sizes? What size did you use?
LisaMonday 24th August 2020
They are 9cm diameter ones. There is a link in the recipe that will take you to the ramekins we use. Hope this helps!
Scarlet FriarsTuesday 4th August 2020
Hello! I made these Apple Crumbles and they are absolutely delicious. I’m 12 and I love baking. While my parents are on a diet I thought I’d make these. They are amazing. Although I would recommend if you are using bigger ramekins, like me, maybe make two or one and a half of everything especially the crumble part. Other than that so easy to make and it has stuff you can buy cheap and you can find everywhere! This is definitely something to make if you want a low calorie treat! 🙂
SharonTuesday 4th August 2020
Hi Scarlet! We’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Apple Crumbles so much and that you made a bit more to fit your bigger ramekins. Hope you continue to enjoy our recipes and thanks for letting us know what you thought.
PippaMonday 18th May 2020
I did this recipe on blue for WW and it was actually 2points not 1point.
Holly LevellMonday 22nd June 2020
Hi Pippa, I think this recipe may have been updated recently. The points are correct on the recipe page on the website. Hope that helps!
grace kellySunday 7th July 2019
did this with rhubarb as advised it looks lovely thanks for the tip. having it with low-fat natural greek yogurt
Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 6th May 2020
Hi Grace, so glad you enjoyed making this with rhubarb. It sounds delicious served with Greek yogurt. Thankyou for letting us know!
ShaunaThursday 6th September 2018
I don’t have any ramekins, could I just make all 4 portions in one oven dish?
AnneSaturday 12th May 2018
Hi seems such a minute amount of l f spread to flour to make a crumble topping ………2 tsp ???
JayneSaturday 28th April 2018
Going to try this. Which low fat spreAd do you recommend? I know some are better than others when it comes to cooking. Thank you
KellyFriday 16th March 2018
Could I use normal apples?
JennaSunday 29th October 2017
I tried this recipe this evening and found the mixture had too much moisture to be breadcrumbs so just clumped together ☹ will try again tomorrow! Would it be ok to use the cooked Apple as part of your HEXB?
AnneSaturday 28th October 2017
I’d try with vanilla flavoured Mullerlite!!
SandieThursday 4th February 2021
Ooo that would be like cold custard!! Love cold custard – great tip by the way! 😉
TinaSaturday 28th October 2017
I don’t have a microwave how can I cook the apples?
Linda GoldieSunday 15th October 2017
Can you use coconut flour for the crumble
ZoeSunday 15th October 2017
Hi, are the cooking apples peeled and cored first then weighed or is it 200g of apples?
LucySunday 15th October 2017
Can this be frozen and reheated?
Margaret keerySaturday 14th October 2017
What a good recipe. Will diffently have it tomorrow for after lunch. Thank you
Sam johnstonSaturday 14th October 2017
Wow now that’s the kind of pudding to keep me happy, just need some SW custard to go with it, anything in the making?
Olga standringSaturday 14th October 2017
Thankyou very much.
AngelaSaturday 14th October 2017
Could you do this with rhubarb?
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