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Best crumble recipes

Published: August 28, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Try our recipes for this comforting British pudding, from old-school apple to classic rhubarb and sloe gin-spiked plum

Looking for homemade crumble recipes? Try our recipes then check out our apple bakes, pear recipes and plum recipes.


Crumble makes the perfect comfort food all year round, and it's a great dessert for using up in-season British fruit. We have all the classics, from apple to rhubarb and plum, as well as a vegan apple crumble and some boozy twists for a grown-up pudding.

Best crumble recipes

Apple crumble

Check out this really easy old-school apple crumble. This classic dessert is a firm family favourite and you won't go wrong with this foolproof recipe.

Apple crumble in an oval baking dish

Nectarine crumble

Nectarine is the star ingredient in this summery crumble packed with almonds and amaretto.

An oven dish of nectarine crumble on a blue cloth next to a small jug of custard

Rhubarb crumble

A classic crumble is the easiest of puddings to make and perfect for making use of seasonal fruit. This winter crumble is filled with sweet, tangy rhubarb and warming spices.

Spiced Rhubarb Crumble recipe

Apple crumble cake

Check out this warming fruit pudding, which mixes the comfort of an apple crumble with a fluffy sponge. Serve this sheet cake with custard or cream for added indulgence.

A dark blue plate topped with a slice of sponge pudding covered in custard

Apple and blackberry crumble

Check out our crunchy crumble recipe with apples and blackberries. This classic pudding recipe is an easy autumnal dessert the whole family will love, ready in an hour.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Easy plum crumble

Simple, yes. But delicious, too! Cover your cinnamon-spiced plums with a topping made from porridge oats, hazelnuts, butter and flour, then serve with clotted cream.

Simple plum crumble

Gooseberry crumble

This recipe for mini gooseberry crumbles with cinnamon is really easy to follow but they make great individual puds. Make a batch and freeze some for when you need a sweet hit.

Gooseberry Crumble Recipe With Cinnamon

Blackberry crumble

Check out Edd Kimber's black and blue crumble pie, with a blackberry and blueberry filling and a cardamom crumble topping. Here are more of Edd Kimber's epic baking recipes to try.

Black and Blue Crumble Pie Recipe

Crumble with oat topping

Porridge oats and soft brown sugar add extra crunch to this family favourite, that is best served with rich vanilla ice cream.

Spiced Apple Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb and ginger crumble

This recipe takes a classic rhubarb crumble and gives it a twist with the addition of ginger and star anise to the fruit and a crunchy brown sugar topping. Serve with cream.

Rhubarb And Ginger Crumble Recipe

Vegan apple crumble

All you need to do is swap butter for melted coconut oil to make a totally vegan apple crumble. This one is flavoured with warming cinnamon.

Vegan Crumble Recipe

Peach crumble

Check out our vibrant and crunchy crumble recipe with succulent peaches and tart raspberries. Smacking the peaches for this crumble starts to release some of the sweet juices and provides you with some rough, raggedy chunks for extra texture.

Peach Melba Crumble

Plum and sloe gin crumble

Our plum crumble with sloe gin is a twist on a classic and much-loved British dessert. Pair with a scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream to really take advantage of the cinnamon and mixed spice notes.

Sloe gin and plum crumble

Boozy apple crumble

Boozy Apple Crumble Recipe

Quince and plum crumble

Serve six with this unbeatable homemade crumble featuring plums and quince. These mouth-watering crumbles are cooked slowly for nearly four hours. Serve with lashings of vanilla-laced custard.

Quince And Plum Crumble Recipe

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