Apple & Fig Crumble

Apple & Fig Crumble

It’s fig season and what better way to eat this incredibly pretty fruit (other than Fig Toast) than in an Apple Crumble!  Stay with me here, as the fig bakes it cooks down and becomes juicy making the most delicious pink syrupy sauce that goes oh so well with apple. Serve it with some ice cream, cream, custard or yoghurt and thank me later.



makes a generous crumble for 2

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and cubed*
  • 5 – 6 figs, cubed*
  • lemon juice for sprinkling
  • 2Tb of brown sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 4 Tb oats
  • 4 Tb cake flour
  • 2 Tb brown sugar
  • 4 Tb butter*


  1. Mix the cubed apple, fig, with 2 Tb brown sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon and lemon juice.
  2. In another bowl, add the oats, cake flour, brown sugar, and butter. Use a fork to rub the butter into the flour and oats. It should resemble breadcrumbs and the flour should take on the colour of the butter.
  3. Empty the fruit into an oven proof dish and cover with crumble topping.
  4. Put a few extra blobs of butter on top and bake at 180°C for 45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly


For four people, use 4 apples and 6 figs. When increasing this recipe, use half the amount of fat to flour as the ratio. You can make a large crumble or individual ones. The more rustic the better!