Dive into this simple apple and mincemeat crumble, combining tart Bramley apples with sweet mincemeat beneath a crisp oat crumble topping.
It's a great way to utilise leftover mincemeat and take the classic apple crumble to the next level of taste perfection!
If you're anything like me, half-used jars of mincemeat always linger after festive baking sprees of mince pies, mincemeat muffins, and mincemeat pinwheels. This apple & mincemeat crumble serves as the ideal solution to put the leftover mincemeat to good use.
While it's a dessert fit for any season, it's perfect during autumn as Bramley apples come into their prime.
Plus, it offers a tasty alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding during the festive period.
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✔️ Why should you try it?
- With its simple ingredients and straightforward preparation, it's an uncomplicated festive dessert that can be made quickly and easily.
- The blend of sweet mincemeat and tart apples, topped with a crispy oat crumble, is always a hit with guests, making it perfect for festive gatherings or family dinners.
- The crumble topping is flapjack-like in taste and texture, which also means there is no rubbing-in required.
- You can bake the crumble in individual dishes/ramekins or as one large crumble in a 2-litre pie dish.
- Bramley Apples - 750g which will need to be peeled and sliced, or use stewed apples instead. You could also use tart eating apples such as Granny Smith.
- Mincemeat - 200g of mincemeat (homemade or good quality shop-bought mincemeat).
- Sugar & Cinnamon - to flavour and sweeten the apples.
- Plain flour is mixed with oats, oatmeal, light brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder in a large bowl. Melted butter is mixed with the dry ingredients to create the easy crumble topping.
The recipe card with ingredient quantities and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of the post
One: Place the sliced apples, mincemeat, cinnamon, sugar and water in a bowl and mix. Spoon into the bottom of your pie dish(es) - you can use 1 large 2 litre pie dish or 6 small ramekins.
Two: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, oats, light brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder. Pour over the melted butter and stir until the crumbles forms.
Three: Spoon the crumble topping over your apple and mincemeat mixture and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
🍴 Serving suggestions
The apple mincemeat crumble is delicious with a dollop of clotted cream, whipped cream, or no-churn honeycomb ice cream. It's also lovely with creamy custard if you prefer something warm.
I often serve it up as an alternative dessert on Christmas Day for those not fond of traditional Christmas pudding. And don't forget the brandy butter!
Leftover crumble makes a delicious breakfast with a spoonful of Greek yogurt!
- Mix in pears, blackberries, or raspberries with the apples for a richer fruit base.
- Add chopped walnuts to the crumble topping for a nutty flavour and added crunch.
- Add some lemon or orange zest to the apple mixture for a refreshing citrus taste.
Make-Ahead - The crumble can be made and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.
Store - Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheat - The mincemeat crumble can be reheated in the microwave or oven (200 °C for 15 minutes). It can also be eaten at room temperature or straight from the fridge!
Freeze - The crumble can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in two layers of foil to prevent freezer burn. Defrost at room temperature before reheating.
❓ Frequently asked questions
During Medieval times, mincemeat originally contained minced meat along with fruit and spices. The modern version is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, spirits (brandy, rum, or whisky), and spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Mincemeat Muffins: Add a spoonful of mincemeat to your favourite muffin recipe for a festive twist.
Mincemeat Thumbprint Cookies: Make basic shortbread or oat cookies and press your thumb into each one before baking, creating a small well. Once baked, fill each indentation with mincemeat.
Mincemeat Ice Cream: Swirl mincemeat through softened vanilla ice cream, then refreeze to enjoy a festive-flavoured treat.
Mincemeat Crumble Bars: Layer mincemeat between two layers of oat mixture (like a flapjack) and bake.
Baked Apples with Mincemeat: Core some apples and stuff them with mincemeat. Bake until the apples are soft for a warm dessert.
Mincemeat Cheesecake: Swirl some mincemeat through a basic cheesecake mix before baking or setting.
Mincemeat Fudge: Add to a basic fudge recipe for added texture and flavour.
Some more crumble recipes you might like;
- Apple and Blackberry Crumble
- Sticky Toffee Apple Crumble
- Blackcurrant Crumble
- Cinnamon Apple Crumble
- Apple and Blueberry Crumble
- Plum and Apple Crumble
- Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble
More festive mincemeat recipes to try!
Easy Apple and Mincemeat Crumble Recipe
- Chopping Board
- Small Pie Dishes
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- 750 g Cooking Apples peeled and sliced
- 200 g Mincemeat
- 50 g Caster Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 50 ml Water
For the crumble topping
- 75 g Oatmeal or just use more porridge oats
- 50 g Porridge Oats
- 125 g Plain Flour
- 150 g Light Brown Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 125 g Butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 180°c (160 fan/ 350F. Gas 4).
- Place the sliced apples, mincemeat, cinnamon, sugar and water in a bowl and mix. Spoon into the bottom of your pie dish(es).750 g Cooking Apples, 200 g Mincemeat, 50 g Caster Sugar, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 50 ml Water
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, oats, light brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder. Pour over the melted butter and stir until the crumbles forms.75 g Oatmeal, 50 g Porridge Oats, 125 g Plain Flour, 150 g Light Brown Sugar, ¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda, ½ teaspoon Baking Powder, 125 g Butter
- Spoon the crumble topping over your apple and mincemeat mixture and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.