Christmas apple and mincemeat crumble

This twist on the apple crumble is a great way to use up Christmas marzipan and the jar of mincemeat you have leftover post-Christmas. Let’s get ready to crumble.


  • 850g/1lb 14oz Bramley apples
  • 2 ripe pears
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 250g/9oz mincemeat
  • 75g/2½oz golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 125g/4½oz marzipan

For the crumble

  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 150g/5½oz unsalted butter, diced and chilled
  • pinch salt
  • 50g/1¾oz golden caster sugar
  • 50g/1¾oz flaked almonds

To serve

  • homemade custard or brandy cream
Christmas apple and mincemeat crumble

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