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Winter Apple & Mince Crumble

Ever feel like you miss out on christmassy desserts because you don't like mince pies or xmas puddings... then you must try my winter crumble, it's the perfect pudding for mincemeat dodgers like me! Full of Christmas vibes my delicious (and simple) crumble recipe will be a new yearly favourite in your house!

To be perfectly honest you can use any kind of apples you find, bramley work best but use whatever you have handy, and I find a 9" oven proof dish is the perfect size for this delicious crumble.



Prep time 15 mins

Cooking time 45mins


85g cold unsalted butter, cubed

175g plain flour

100g golden caster sugar

550g Bramley apples (or Braeburn/Granny Smith)

1tbsp mixed spice

Small jar of mincemeat, normally 411g


Preheat the oven to 180ºc fan.

In a bowl mix the butter, flour and 80g of the sugar by rubbing in your finger tips until you get a fine breadcrumb mixture. This will take between 5 and 10mins so be patient.

Peel, core and cut your apples in to nice big chunks a little bigger then 1" , taste a bit of your apple this way you can find out if the apple is more sweet or tart. Place in to the bottom of a 9" oven dish if you found the apples too tart then sprinkle over the last 20g of sugar on to the apples.

Sprinkle the apples with the mixed spice and then dollop spoonfuls of the mincemeat over the apple (I like to use the whole jar) then top with the crumble.

Place in the oven for 35-45mins or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.

Serve with some lovely custard or double cream.

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