There are few desserts more comforting on a cool evening than the humble crumble. But honestly, they’re so good you can enjoy them all year round. Enjoy piping hot in winter with custard or top with cool ice cream in summer.
Packed full of warm, tender stewed fruits and topped with a sweet, crunchy oat-based topping, you’ll get an explosion of flavour and texture with every mouthful. To honour this nourishing dish, we’ve pulled together our best crumble recipes. From the classic apple, rhubarb and pear crumbles, to pies, cakes, muffins and slices – this is the best way to finish any dinner. Get your spoon ready.
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Apple and cinnamon crunch cake with cinnamon anglaise
Whole apples are baked inside this spectacular cake with crunchy cinnamon topping and finished with a cinnamon creme anglaise. Perfect for morning tea
Plum and blueberry crumble cake
Apple crunch pie with vanilla bean custard
Combine two of the most comforting desserts, sweet pie and fruit crumble, to make this indulgent winter warmer to curl up on the couch with. This apple and blackberry crumble pie goes beautifully with a dollop of ice-cream or fresh cream.
Cherry and pine nut crumble cake
This afternoon tea cake gets its unique flavour and texture from in-season cherries and a crunchy pine nut crumble topping.
Ginger, pear and pistachio crumbles
No need to feel guilty about having dessert! This delicious pear and nut crumble can be adapted for vegan and paleo diets.
Rhubarb and vanilla crumble cake
Sour cream and cherry coffee cake with almond crumble
Moist and fruity with a crunchy, crumbly topping, this sour cream and cherry coffee cake with almond crumble is delicious.
Baked apples and raspberries with quinoa almond crumble
The combination of tender baked apples, tart raspberries and a wonderfully crumbly quinoa and almond topping makes this healthy fruit dish perfect for dessert, brunch or a sweet snack.
Rhubarb and berry crumbles
Starring sweet, seasonal fruit and coconut, these crunchy baked plum crumbles turn out as comforting winter warmers. Or try them with custard as a substitute for traditional festive season pudding.
Pear crumble cake
Spiced plum and apple crumble
We used pink lady apples in this recipe, as they tend to hold their shape well. You can keep and use the syrup at a later date to serve over ice-cream and fresh berries.
Plum and blueberry crumble cake
Rhubarb, apple and pear crumble
Mocha pear crumble
Apricot almond crumbles
Sweet brandy-spiked apricot is topped with a gingery almond topping in this delicious take on the classic crumble.
Strawberry rhubarb and pecan crumbles
Everybody loves a crumble and these strawberry, rhubarb and pecan versions won’t disappoint. Just enough tartness and sweetness create the perfect balance and the crispy topping completes the dish.
Apple, strawberry and rosemary crumble
The beauty of the crumble is in its rustic look. There’s no need to take too much care with the crumble topping, whichever way you toss it onto the delicious fruit, it will brown up and look so good when running with rivers of cream.
Peach and amaretti crumbles
Fill your house with the warm, comforting scent of apple crumble.
Rhubarb crumble cake
Rich, tart rhubarb with rolled oats and cinnamon makes this classic British cake an even more comforting winter treat.
Pear and ginger crumble
You could also use apples or add spices and flaked almonds to the mix.
Creamy lemon crumble
Berry hazelnut crumbles
Quince and blackberry crumble cake
This is a beautiful cake, the combination of tart quince, sweet blackberries, delicate sponge and crumble is unusual and exquisite. Quince and blackberry crumble cake is the perfect tea-time indulgence.
Rhubarb and ginger crumble
Blueberry apple crumble pie
Indulge in this delightful blueberry apple crumble pie, perfect for morning or afternoon tea.
Apple, cherry and rosemary crumble
Apple and raspberry almond crumbles
Perfect for a dinner party, these colourful crumbles are delicious topped with a scoop of melting ice-cream.
Plum and apple crumble
Caramel apple and pecan crumble
This crunchy apple and pecan crumble is heavenly served with runny cream or a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Apricot crumble slice
This quick and easy apricot crumble slice makes a great afternoon snack, and is perfect for packing in lunch boxes. For something slightly fancier, serve warm with a spoonful of sour cream.
raspberry crumble tart
This raspberry crumble tart recipe, made with raspberries and a simple crumble crust, is the perfect summer dessert.
Almond crumble nectarines
This summer dessert is simple and absolutely delicious, especially with a dollop of mascarpone on top.
Apple and raspberry crumbles
Individual apple and raspberry crumbles are a tartly delicious winter dessert, best served with lashings of cream or ice-cream.
Toffee apple sorbet with pecan rosemary crumble
There are some occasions that justify pulling out the big guns. When an event calls for a spectacular dessert you can’t go past these little cups of toffee apple sorbet with pecan rosemary crumble.
Roast peaches with coconut crumble
Escape to summer with this heavenly dessert! Sweet soft roasted peaches with a crunchy nutty coconut crumble – simple divine!
Pear and date crumble with honey oat topping
This mouthwatering pear and date crumble stirs in sweet honey and a generous hint of spices for a warming winter dessert.