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A Copper frypan of warm Apple and Walnut ANZAC Crumble. There is a scoop of ic cream melting on top and a spoonful of crumble eaten.

Apple and Walnut ANZAC Crumble

  • Author: Emma Lee
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Australian


Is there anything more comforting than a crumble? Or wait, an apple and walnut ANZAC crumble? This one is literally Autumnal heaven.


Units Scale

Apple Base

  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 1 kg Peeled, cored, chopped cooking apples (Roughly 8 granny smith apples)
  • 1/4 c White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (Ground)
  • 2 tsp Plain Flour
  • 25 g Butter (Unsalted, cut up into about 8 pieces)

Crumble Topping

  • 100 g Walnuts (Roughly Chopped)
  • 1 1/2 c Oats
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c Desiccated Coconut
  • 50 g Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup


Apple Base

  1. Preheat oven to 160°c.
  2. In a large bowl, pop in the lemon juice. Peel and core the apples. Cut them into a rough 2cm dice. Add to the bowl and toss the apple in lemon juice to coat.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, white sugar & cinnamon. Gently mix. Add to the apples and toss the to thoroughly coat them.
  4. Pop the apples into a cast iron frypan. Dot the apple with the butter bits randomly around the pan.

Crumble Topping

  1. Roughly chop the walnuts and spread over the top of the apple base.
  2. In a bowl combine the remaining dry ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan. Add to the dry ingredients. Mix through to combine.
  4. Crumble to topping over the apple and walnut base.
  5. Pop into the preheated oven for 1 hour. Serve just out of the oven with ice cream and a drizzle of golden syrup.


Now just a heads up. This crumble is for a crowd and will easily feed 8 people dessert. You can simply half the recipe for a smaller size. Bring to the table just out of the oven while it’s still bubbling away in the pan.

Keywords: Apple, Autumn, Crumble, For a crowd