As the nights draw in, there's nothing more satisfying than a warming crumble. Easy to prepare, they're the perfect dessert to throw together with any fruits you have to hand, from apples and pears to plums and rhubarb, as well as a few storecupboard staples. These are our favourite crumble recipes, each with a bit of a twist to make those hearty treats a little more special.
Combine apples and custard with a traditional topping for a clever twist on a British classic. This Apple and Custard Crumble recipe is the perfect dessert or tea-time treat from The Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen cookbook.
This Fruity Rhubarb and Almond Crumble from Britain's Best Home Cook is super comforting with intense, soft fruit and a buttery, chewy topping. This recipe combines rhubarb and plums, but feel free to vary the fruit according to what's in season.
This plum crumble – aka Plumble – is infused with spicy mulled wine for the perfect combination of intense plums, red wine and fragrant spices. From Pieminster: A Pie for all Seasons, this is an easy dessert to have up your sleeve.
For a crumble with a difference, try Nadiya Hussain's Half-a-Pear Crumble, from Nadiya's Family Favourites. Featuring poached pears filled with marzipan and topped with granola, this is a kinda-crumble worth trying.
A crumble and pie rolled into one? What's not to love about this Warm Cherry Crumble Pie from The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets. Enjoy when cherries are in season or swap in any other stone fruit you please.
This crumble recipe uses no flour and less butter than a typical crumble so it’s a good way to enjoy something sweet without the extra calories. Keep a handy bag of frozen berries in the freezer for when you want to whip this up with apples, oats, honey and ground almonds.