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Our favourite crumble recipes to try this autumn and winter

by Malou Herkes

published on 28 September 2018

As the nights draw in, there’s nothing more comforting than a piping hot crumble. Easy to prepare, crumbles are the perfect dessert to throw together with whatever fruits you happen to have to hand, from apples and pears to plums and rhubarb. All you need is a few store cupboard staples to transform your fruit bowl into a satisfyingly indulgent pudding. Here, we’ve gathered together a few of our favourite crumble recipes, each with it’s own unique twist.

Apple and Custard Crumble

Apple and Custard Crumble

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

With sweet custard baked right into the crumble itself, this recipe from The Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen makes for a truly indulgent after dinner treat.

From the book

Mary Berry Apple Crumble

Mary Berry’s Apple Crumble

Requiring just six ingredients, this buttery apple crumble by Mary Berry couldn’t be easier to make.

Fruity Rhubarb and Almond Crumble

Fruity Rhubarb and Almond Crumble

by Jordan Bourke

This fruity crumble from Britain’s Best Home Cook is super comforting with its soft fruit and buttery, chewy topping. The recipe combines rhubarb and plums, but feel free to vary the fruit according to what’s in season.



by Tristan Hogg

This plum crumble – aka plumble – is infused with spicy mulled wine for the perfect combination of tart plums and fragrant spices. From Pieminster: A Pie for all Seasons, this one’s a quick and easy dessert to have up your sleeve.

Nadiya Hussain’s Half-a-pear Crumble

Nadiya Hussain’s Half-a-pear Crumble

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 that’s definitely worth trying.

Warm Cherry Crumble Pie

Warm Cherry Crumble Pie

by Linda Collister

A crumble and pie rolled into one? What’s not to love? Enjoy when cherries are in season or swap in any other stone fruit you please. 

Berry and Apple Crumble

Berry and Apple Crumble

by Dr Ranj Singh

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.


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