Mary Berry Inspired Nutty Apple Crumble Delight

Welcome to the delightful world of baking, where Mary Berry’s inspiration leads us to create extraordinary desserts. Today, we’re thrilled to present the recipe for our Mary Berry Inspired Nutty Apple Crumble Delight. This dessert is a harmonious marriage of tangy apples and the rich crunch of walnuts, each component expertly prepared to perfection. Join us on a journey that celebrates the essence of classic baking with a touch of Mary Berry’s magic.

Recipe Information:

  • Preparation Time: Less than 30 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins to 1 hour
  • Serves: 6

Dietary: Vegetarian


For the Tempting Filling:

  • 1.5kg/3lb 5oz cooking apples
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 100g/3½oz light muscovado sugar

For the Irresistible Nutty Topping:

  • 50g/1¾oz plain flour
  • 50g/1¾oz porridge oats
  • 150g/5½oz light muscovado sugar
  • 150g/5½oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz sunflower seeds
  • 100g/3½oz softened butter


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Begin by preheating your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. This ensures the perfection of your Nutty Apple Crumble.
  2. Apple Bliss: Peel, core, and slice the cooking apples thinly. In a flameproof casserole, combine the apple slices, lemon juice, light muscovado sugar, and six tablespoons of water. Bring to a gentle boil, then transfer to the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. The apples should be tender without losing their shape.
  3. Crunch Creation: In a mixing bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients – plain flour, porridge oats, light muscovado sugar, chopped walnuts, and sunflower seeds. Add the softened butter and rub it in until the mixture forms delightful, crumbly clusters.
  4. Bake to Gold: Spread this delectable topping evenly on a baking tray and bake for around 20 minutes. The goal is a glorious golden-brown crispiness that promises an irresistible bite.
  5. Crumble Confluence: Once your topping is golden and crisp, gently break it into clusters. Sprinkle this delightful topping over the hot, tender apple mixture.


Embrace the Mary Berry Inspired Nutty Apple Crumble Delight, where the tartness of apples dances with the warmth of walnuts, all guided by Mary Berry’s baking wisdom. Each layer boasts a distinct texture and flavor, culminating in a symphony of indulgence. Whether shared among loved ones or savored as a personal treat, this apple crumble embodies the elegance of classic baking with a modern twist of nutty sophistication.

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