Bramley Apple and Greengage Scrumble


So it shouldn’t really come as surprise to any of you that I love desserts. I write about them often enough. And Autumn is such a great time for dessert, pies, crumbles, tarts, puddings galore. Now I have already done a few crumbles this year and fancied doing something a bit different. And that’s when I discovered the Scrumble. No it’s not a spelling mistake, I actually mean SCRUMBLE. A scone crumble hybrid that brings a bit more cakey goodness. In short it’s a crumble with a little bit extra. And if you want something filling this should be your dessert of choice.

I choose bramley apples because I just love them and apple crumble is the greatest dessert ever and then spotted some punnets of greengages that were being discounted. Yes discount fruit. Well I have never cooked with greengages, actually strike that, I have never even eaten one. Never fear though, I have now rectified this great wrong by making the perfect Autumn pudding out of them.

Yes, you guessed it my Bramley Apple and Greengage Scrumble! 

Want the even better news, just like pretty much everything else I put on the blog this was very easy and looked impressive. So if you need a dessert for an upcoming dinner party, why not give this a try.


2 Bramley Apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks

500g Greengages stoned and cut into halves and quarters

4 tbsp Apple Juice

250g Plain Flour

120g Butter

100g Caster Sugar

4tbsp Milk

1tsp Vanilla extract

50g Chopped Hazelnuts

Handful of chopped Almonds

100g Light Muscavado Sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C degrees
  2. Place your apples in a small sauce pan on a low heat with the apple juice, place the lid on the pan and leave for 5mins to soften
  3. Add your greengages to the pan, replace the lid and leave for a further 10 mins
  4. In the meantime in a food processor mix your butter, flour, caster sugar, milk and Vanilla until it forms a cake batter
  5. Once your fruit mixture is ready place in an oven proof dish, then spoon the batter on bit by bit, until you have covered the whole top with batter
  6. Then sprinkle on the nuts and sugar and bake in an oven for 50mins until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden

There you have it simple scrumble. Delicious with cold ice cream or hot custard. Or just by itself.



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