Apple Crumble Nuts


Apple crumble nuts is an incredibly simple to make dessert that is loved my many people. The ingredients are very cheap and it takes 10 minutes to put together, allowing you to treat your friends and family very easily. I’ve made these nuts for numerous clients and they are always a hit. They are perfect for holiday parties, new neighbors, or family gatherings. People will be asking you for the recipe over and over again!

Cosy Walnut Apple Crumble

walnut apple crumble with scoop of ice cream

Apple crumbles are pretty much a staple in my household. It requires minimal ingredients and is so flavoursome. This Walnut Apple Crumble is bursting with fruits packed with nuts and has the bonus of being easy to adapt making it an amazing alternative to the classic dessert.

This recipe is so simple that I was slightly doubtful about posting it. Most recipes usually take me at least two or three tests before I can safely say that I want to post it. But this recipe is one that pretty much worked the first time round. Either way I still want to share my version of making this classic.

baked apples in a cast iron pan

The perfect Walnut Apple Crumble

The perfect apple crumble is essentially what you want it to be. You can make it make it buttery or vegan, crispy or soft, the options are endless. For example, I prefer mine to not be as sweet as the typical shop bought apple crumble/pie.

So if you’re trying to fulfil that sweet-tooth that’s been niggling for the past few hours then don’t hesitate to add a few more tbsp of sugar. I also prefer my apples to be soft which is why I bake them beforehand on their own before adding the crumble on top. This step is definitely not necessary but I think it certainly brings the dessert together.

I used Granny Smith apples when I made this particular batch but typically I’d opt for Bramley cooking apples. Due to the pandemic it’s been extremely hard to find particular ingredients. The shortage has largely impacted on dry produce. But I have noticed that particular varieties of fresh foods have been hard to come by as well.

Ideally if you can get cooking apples then use those instead and remove the lemon juice from the recipe. I’ve added the total weight of the apples used in this recipe so that the difference in size is accounted for.


  • 900g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • juice ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 85g unsalted chilled butter , cubed
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 50g oats
  • 25g chopped walnut
  • ice cream or crème fraîche , to serve


  • STEP 1Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a bowl, mix the apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon, 1 tbsp of flour, 15g of butter and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Place in a small glass baking dish, cover with cling film and cook in the microwave for 5 mins at 600W, or slightly less time if you have a higher wattage.
  • STEP 2Meanwhile, rub the remaining flour, butter, sugar, oats and nuts with your fingers to a crumble-like but chunky texture.
  • STEP 3Spoon the cooked apples into an ovenproof dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake in the oven for 20 mins until crisp. Serve with ice cream or crème fraîche.

Pecan Apple Crumble

Course: Dessert

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 6 people in ramekins or 1 pie dish of around 25cm in diameter


For the crumble

  • 100 g unsalted butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 130 g all purpose flour
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g chopped pecans (not toasted)

For the apples

  • 6 Pink Lady apples or Royal Gala or Fuji
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour


For the crumble

  • Put everything in a bowl and mix. Pinch the butter cubes with your fingers along with the other ingredients until there are no large bits of butter left.

For the apples

  • Mix everything except the apples and reserve.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples to 5mm in thickness.
  • Mix the apples with the rest of the filling ingredients and place in individual ramekins or in a large baking dish. Press down gently to minimize the amount of air between the apples.
  • Sprinkle the crumble on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 30-40min or until golden on top and bubbly. If you have an electric oven, you can see how it’s going at the 20min mark and if it’s already golden enough on top, switch to bottom heat only for the rest of the cooking process.
  • Let it cool down completely before serving.

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