Boozy Apple Crumble Recipe

Boozy apple crumble

  • serves 6-8
  • Easy

Make apple crumble even better with a great big slosh of bourbon. You'll be all rosy-cheeked and merry after a helping of this cosy pud!


Try this grown-up twist on a comforting apple crumble, or try our classic apple crumble, vegan apple crumble, healthy apple crumble and apple crumble cake.



  • bramley apples 1kg, peeled and cored
  • lemon 1, zested
  • golden caster sugar 150g
  • ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • golden syrup 50g
  • sultanas or raisins 2 tbsp
  • bourbon or dark rum 100ml
  • custard or ice cream to serve


  • plain flour 225g
  • salted butter 150g, chilled and diced
  • rolled oats 75g
  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • walnuts 35g, chopped
  • demerara sugar 50g


  • Step 1

    To make the crumble, put the flour, butter and oats in a food processor, pulse to rough breadcrumbs and tip into a bowl. Stir in the golden caster sugar, walnuts and a pinch of salt.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut the apples into quarters, thickly slice and toss with the lemon zest, golden caster sugar, cinnamon and golden syrup.

  • Step 3

    Put the apples in an ovenproof dish, toss with the sultanas and pour in the booze to evenly coat the apples. Scatter over the crumble mixture, spreading it evenly. Finish by sprinkling over the demerara sugar. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden on top and bubbling around the edges. Serve with custard or ice cream, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 572
  • Fat 20g
  • Saturates 10.4g
  • Carbs 82.3g
  • Sugars 54.5g
  • Fibre 4.7g
  • Protein 5.5g
  • Salt 0.4g