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Apple crumble is made using the rubbing-in method of cake making. The rubbing-in method involves cutting the fat into small pieces and incorporating it into the dry ingredients using your fingertips; i.e. the fat (e.g. butter) is gently rubbed into the dry ingredients (e.g. flour) by hand. The rubbing-in method is used to make a range of baked goods, including fruit crumbles, pastry, scones and some biscuits (e.g. shortbread).

Gluten Free Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Gluten Free Mummy
A summery twist on a classic, this gluten free apple and raspberry crumble is divine served warm with some freshly whipped cream or homemade vanilla custard.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • 90 g hard butter diced
  • 40 g soft light brown sugar
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 100 g gluten free flour
  • 50 g gluten free porridge oats
  • 6 sweet apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 125 g raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Sieve the gluten free flour into a large bowl, add butter and rub it into the flour using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugars and gluten free porridge oats, then set aside.
  • Place the sliced apples in ovenproof dish and scatter over the raspberries. 
  • Spoon over the crumble and pat down gently using the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Keyword apple crumble, gluten free, raspberry