Apple, pear and sultana crumble

The humble crumble is a staple in many homes across Britain, Chris shows us how to make a tasty and low-sugar apple, pear and sultana crumble that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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2 apples

2 pears

50g sultanas 

50g walnuts (optional)

1 tablespoon of runny honey 

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

120ml water


100g olive-oil based spread

125g plain flour

50g demerara sugar 


Knife and chopping board

Mixing bowl


Measuring spoons

Pie or hot pot dish


1. Crumble up the butter, flour and sugar together in a bowl.

2. Mix until it's well combined. Put in refrigerator.

3. Chop apples and pears. Add to a bowl with the sultanas.

4. Measure the ground cinnamon, runny honey and water over the top. Mix until well combined.

5. Add to your pie dish.

6. Spoon the topping mixture over your fruit.

7. Put in the oven to cook for 25 minutes.

Serving options

Add low fat ice cream, low fat custard, low fat Greek yoghurt or low-fat crème fraiche.

Nutritional information

This recipe contains approximately 191kcal per 144g serving.

It contains 13% of your daily recommended intake of fat and 2% of your salt.

If you'd like to read more about the nutritional content of this recipe, you can download a full workup here.

Dysphagia guidance:

This recipe is considered a IDDSI Level 7 Regular Diet consistency because of the crumbly texture.

It is therefore not suitable for someone with swallowing difficulties.