Serves 4


For the fruit filling

  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced
  • 4 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch / 1.75cm slices
  • 1/2 cup / 110g packed soft brown sugar


For the pastry

  • 125g / 4.4oz plain flour
  • 125g / 4.4oz cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons packed soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  •  Plain yogurt, to serve


  • Medium saucepan
  • Food processor (or a bowl with a hand pastry blender or 2 table knives)
  • Ovenproof baking dish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4.
  2. For the filling, add the orange juice to the saucepan with sliced apples, zest and sugar. Over medium heat, stir the mixture well and simmer 6-8 minutes until the apple has softened slightly.
  3. Pour the fruit into the baking dish.
  4. For the pastry topping, add the flour and butter into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles small peas. Add the sugar and allspice, and pulse 2-3 times just to mix. (Alternatively, add the flour and butter to a large bowl and use the table knives, one in each hand, to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles small peas. Stir in the sugar and allspice with a fork until well mixed.)
  5. Spoon the pastry mixture over the fruit in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until the topping is golden-brown and crisp. Serve the crumble with spoonfuls of plain yogurt.