Low Cal Crumble


A low cal crumble that’s so easy to make, you’ll be surprised you didn’t try it sooner. It’s warm, sweet and packed full of flavour This low calorie crumble will knock your socks off. I haven’t tried this recipe with socks on yet but I’m sure they would be knocked straight off while you eat this easy recipe and enjoy the delicious taste it has.

Low-Calorie Apple Crisp

Low-Calorie Apple Crisp on a plate

Prep:15 mins

Cook:30 mins

Total:45 mins

Servings:8 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)SAVE RECIPE

The tart Granny Smith apples in this low-calorie baked apple crisp are complimented nicely by a sweet crumb topping. The crisp Granny Smith variety of apples is used in this recipe because they hold up well during cooking and their tartness is a good foil for the other ingredients in this classic dessert.

If you don’t have Granny Smith apples available, other alternatives that hold up well in this recipe include Honeycrisp, sweet and tart Pink Lady apples, or Jonagold apples. Try out a few different types of apples to see which work best for you.

This apple crisp makes a superb fall treat when apples are at their peak and are their freshest. Be sure to serve the apple crisp immediately after removing it from the oven. Top with a bit of cool and creamy vanilla frozen yogurt for a little contrast.

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert

I make this apple crisp recipe easy by supplying you with a shopping list, printable recipe card, and nutrition label. This way you are well equipped to make easy apple crumble recipes anytime.

The best apples for crumble recipe vary. I like sweeter apples like honey crips or gala, but most people prefer granny smith apples. The reason I opt for the sweeter apples, is because I don’t need as much sugar in the recipe.

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert

However, if you want to make this a Granny Smith apple recipes, simply add in an additional 1 tablespoon of sugar to the filling to balance the flavors.

Here’s What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Apple Crumble Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Apple Crumble Recipes
  • Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert (recipe card!)
  • Apple Crumble Calories and Nutrition

This article will supply you with all you need to make the best ever apple crumble pie recipe. It will teach you how to make crumble topping for 1/2 the calories, and how to turn this recipe into a Gluten-free or vegan dessert.

This low calorie recipe for apple crumble dessert comes with a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label and more…

Ingredients for Apple Crumble Recipe

Making this apple crumbles recipe is even easier with the shopping list below. I recommend taking a screenshot on your phone so you have the list the next time you go grocery shopping.

This apple crumb recipe is easy to make, the peeling and slicing of the apples is a bit time consuming, but with this handy gadget… You can do it in 1/2 the time!

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert

These recipe for red apples, green apples, and all colors in-between are great for potlucks, holiday gatherings, or just weekend baking.

Shopping List for Apple Crumble Recipe:

  • Apples (honey crisp or gala)
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar or honey
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Oatmeal
  • Flour or Gluten Free Flour
  • Sugar or coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil or butter

In the next section you will learn how to make apple crumb recipes low in calories. And in the recipe card in the section below you will learn how to make the recipe Gluten-Free and vegan!

In the next section you will learn how to make apple crumble easy and low in calories… Further down in the recipe card you will find directions to make it Vegan or Gluten-Free.

How to Make Apple Crumble Recipes

In this section you will learn how to make a apple crumble. This apple crumble easy recipe, along with the measurements, nutrition, and more can be found in the next section, all together in the recipe card.

Apple crumb recipes taste just like apple, pie, but without the bottom crust. But don’t worry, if you want to use this low calorie crumble recipe topping on a traditional apple pie, it will be delicious as well!

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert

Here, you will learn how to make apple crumble, and in the recipe card below you will find Gluten-Free and Vegan directions as well.

How to Make Apple Crumble:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and thinly slice apples, dropping into a large bowl as you work. Toss in lemon juice to stop them from browning. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine all of the Apple Crumble Filling. Mix together and then add to a pie pan or 9×9 baking dish.
  4. To the same bowl (no need to wipe out) combine the Apple Crumble Topping ingredients. Mix with your fingers until you can clump together.
  5. Add the crumble topping to the top of the apples.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the apples are bubbling.
  7. Remove from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before serving.

Apple crumble recipes are a great way to do some fun weekend baking, or toss together an easy potluck recipe. This recipe for crumble is such a cloud pleaser, you’ll find yourself making it all the time. So be sure to save or Pin the recipe for next time!

The recipe card below will supply you with all you need to make a homemade recipe for apple crumble.

Also, you can find a nutrition label if you keep scrolling…

Low Calorie Recipe for Apple Crumble Dessert

When slicing the apples it may feel like too many to fit in the pan, and they will mound over… But the apples will also cook down to 1/2 their size.

Be sure to check out the fancy apple slicer below if you are looking to make this recipe for apple crumble faster, and easier.

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Crumble is one of those classic desserts that just screams ‘comfort food’! Super hearty and really comforting, an Apple Crumble has to be one of our absolute favourite puds.

Our slimming friendly take on this tasty treat is just as satisfying and delicious as a ‘normal’ crumble, but without all of those pesky extra calories and Points.

This recipe is super versatile and if you’re not a fan of apples in your crumble, then you can easily swap them out for whichever fruit you’d prefer. Rhubarb, mixed berries or even pear all work really well so feel free to get creative!

If you’re going to use different fruits, then remember to check the nutritional values as these can vary depending on the fruit you choose!

What diets is this Apple Crumble suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Flour
  • Oats

You could also enjoy this Apple Crumble if you’re dairy free by using a dairy free reduced fat spread.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Apple Crumble?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Apple Crumble?

We prefer to use a natural, granulated sweetener which weighs the same as sugar. They tend to taste a lot better and although they cost a little more, you don’t need as much as with the powdered type of sweetener.

There are various brands to look out for and Sukrin, Candarel Sugarly or Natvia are widely available in supermarkets or online.

Hints & Tips

Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.


Who knew rhubarb tastes so good with apples

I used 150g apples and 50g rhubarb – and doubled up on the topping (that is the best bit) served with vanilla ice cream

You’ll also need some oven proof ramekins to bake these crumbles in. You can generally pick them up from most large supermarkets or online from Amazon.

How many calories are in this Apple Crumble?

There are 75 calories in each portion of this Apple Crumble. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, oven proof ramekins. Sprinkle the cinnamon and half the sweetener over the apples.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, reduced fat spread and the remaining half the sweetener. Rub between your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.

Step 3

Top the apples with the crumble mixture and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and the apple is soft. Serve whilst hot with your choice of topping or sauce.

What should you should serve with Apple Crumble?

This is one of those dishes that goes with pretty much anything and any of the following would be the perfect accompaniment:

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte


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Brandy Sauce

How do you know when this Apple Crumble is cooked?

You should cook this Apple Crumble until the top is golden and the apples are tender which should take around 30 minutes in the oven.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Apple Crumble in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Apple Crumble in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Apple Crumble?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Apple Crumble?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then leave to stand for a minute. Cook for a further 3-5 minutes until piping hot.

Recipe Variations

  • To make this crisp gluten-free, swap the flour for a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour. Make sure you use gluten-free oats.
  • Try adding a few other spices like nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
  • If you’d like a sweeter crisp but want to keep the added sugar low, use a sweeter variety of apple like Honeycrisp.
  • You can swap the sugars for natural, sugar-free granulated sweeteners.

What Can You Substitute for Butter in Apple Crisp?

Vegan butter or margarine is a good swap for butter in an apple crisp, making the dish dairy-free and oftentimes vegan. You can also substitute coconut oil for the butter, which acts in a similar way to butter but adds a bit of tropical flavor. For a healthier option, swap up to half of the butter for canola oil.

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