Mini apple crumbles


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These mini apple crumbles make a delicious autumn treat.

The recipe also works well with plums, pears and blackberries.

To make them, ask an adult to help you find these ingredients and pieces of equipment.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 medium cooking apples, peeled (400g)
  • 75g dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or runny honey
  • 25g reduced-fat margarine
  • 25g wholemeal flour
  • 25g rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)


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  • knife
  • chopping board
  • mixing bowl
  • teaspoon
  • tablespoon
  • 4 ovenproof ramekins
  • oven gloves

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5

Step 1

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First, ask an adult to help you chop the apple and apricots into small pieces.

In a mixing bowl mix them together with the water, lemon juice and half of the maple syrup.

Then scoop the mixture into the four ramekins and put them in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 2

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In the mixing bowl put the margarine, flour, oats, cinnamon and sugar and rub them together with your hands to make the crumble mixture

Step 3

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Next, scoop the crumble over the fruit mixtures and drizzle the rest of the maple syrup on top.

Ask an adult to put the ramekins back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes until the top is golden.

Step 4

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Finally your mini apple crumbles are ready.

Enjoy them on their own or with some low-fat custard, fromage frais or yoghurt on top.

Did you know?

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Apples are a good source of fibre, and apricots are a good source of vitamin A.

There are about 7,000 different types of apple around the world.

Can you name any?

Learn more about apples and other fruit and vegetables

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