Apple Crumble

There’s no better way to finish a meal than with this slimming-friendly Apple Crumble – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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Crumble is one of the most comforting and hearty desserts, and this Apple Crumble is just as satisfying and tasty as a “normal” crumble – in fact, you can’t tell the difference!

We’ve got loads of tasty desserts for you to try – have a look at these delicious recipes!

How many Calories are in this Apple Crumble?

There are 75 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly 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.

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; 

  • Flour
  • Oats

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, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Apple Crumble?

You’d think dessert would be off the menu, but at just 1 Point per portion, you’ll have enough Points left for a tasty accompaniment!

How to make this Apple Crumble

This classic dessert is really easy to make, and quick to cook. Here’s a summary;

  • Prepare the apples and add to the bottom of some oven proof ramekins. Sprinkle with sweetener and cinnamon.

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  • Mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl by rubbing gently between your fingers

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  • Sprinkle the crumble over the top and bake until golden

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  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Apple Crumble?

Any of the following go really well with Apple Crumble. It’s one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything. It’s so delicious it can of course be eaten on its own!

  • Fat free yoghurt
  • Reduced calorie ice cream
  • Custard
  • Brandy Sauce

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

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The ingredients for this recipe are really basic and you’ll be able to pick them up from the supermarket.

You could even try using different fruits for your crumble – just remember to check the nutritional values as these can vary depending on which fruit.

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 – Sukrin, Candarel Sugarly or Natvia are widely available in supermarkets or online.

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.

Can you cook Apple Crumble another way?

You’ll need to bake this recipe in the oven as per the method below.

How do you know when Apple Crumble is cooked?

You should cook this Apple Crumble until the top is golden and the apples are tender.

This will take approximately 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. 

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How long can you keep 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 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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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, oven proof ramekins. Sprinkle half of the sweetener, and the cinnamon over the apples.
  2. 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.
  3. Top the apples with the crumble mixture and spray with Low calorie cooking spray.
  4. 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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14 Comments
  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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

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