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Easy Apple and mincemeat crumble

Easy Apple and mincemeat crumble

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food. Baking is one of my favourite things and I enjoy trying festive dishes. We all enjoy mincepies but last year we were left with a lot of mincemeat. We used some in Mincemeat Palmiers which were lovely and simple to bake and tasted delicious, as well as a delicious Mincemeat and Marzipan loaf. It made me realise that you don’t need to use mincemeat in mincepies, you can enjoy it in lots of other ways. Today I wanted to share our recipe for Apple and Mincemeat Crumble which is a delicious way to enjoy leftover mincemeat.

Apple and Mincemeat crumble ingredients:

1kg cooking apples

200g mincemeat

150g plain flour

75g butter

50g demerara sugar

50g marzipan

Custard to serve

How to make Apple and Mincemeat crumble

Peel and core the cooking apples. We have a freezer full of apples from friends, these are already peeled, cored, sliced and have been blanched for a few minutes. I took these out to defrost them the night before I made the crumble. I weighed the mincemeat and mixed it into the sliced apple, setting it to one side.

apple and mincemeat crumble

I placed the flour and butter in a mixing bowl and mixed them until I had fine breadcrumbs. Then I stirred in the demerara sugar.

apple and mincemeat crumble

I placed the apple and mincemeat mixture into a dish and sprinkled the crumble mixture over it. I made one larger dish and some individual portions too. I placed them in the over and baked them for 20 minutes at 180°. Then I grated the marzipan and sprinkled this over the crumble. I placed it back in the oven for 15 minutes.


The marizpan melts ever so slightly and adds a really gorgeous flavour to the apple and mincemeat. You can serve the Apple and Mincemeat Crumble with custard or ice-cream.

Apple and Mincemeat crumble

This is a lovely way to use up any mincemeat at Christmas but also makes a lovely alternative to a fruit crumble too.

You might be interested in our other festive recipes:

Mincemeat Palmiers

Easy Mincemeat and Marzipan loaf



  • Reply
    November 30, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Oh wow! What a lovely Christmassy twist to a staple autumn dish. I’m going to have to give this a go 🙂

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    November 30, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    It looks amazing. I love to make crumbles this time of year and a mincemeat one sounds really good. Yum!

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