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JILL BAKES | Christmas Crumble

Jill Bakes, a young woman with blonde hair, smiling in the kitchen

Taking a classic favourite apple crumble and making it festive by adding mincemeat to the apples (no not the meat kind - anyone else think of Rachel’s trifle in Friends?! )

This is a great dessert for Christmas or for using up any leftover mincemeat from making mince pies.

Best served with custard, cream or ice cream!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie


Serves 6

1 large cooking apple, peeled and sliced

6 eating apples, peeled and sliced

70g caster sugar

2 tbsp cold water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

6 tbsp mincemeat (about half a jar)

For the crumble topping:

150g plain flour

115g butter, straight out of the fridge -e

75g rolled oats

150g sugar (I prefer a mixture of Demerara and caster but either will be fine)

Sprinkle cold water

Christmas Crumble served in a bowl


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees fan.

Prepare the apples and place into a shallow ovenproof pie or casserole dish. Sprinkle over the sugar, cinnamon and water and mix.

Dollop in the mincemeat and marble through the apples. Set aside.

In a large bowl, rub the flour and butter together with your hands (it's better if your hands are cold), until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Stir in the oats and the sugar and combine. I like to add a few sprinkles of cold water and rub through to create a slightly stickier mixture.

Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apple/ mincemeat. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

Serve with custard and/or ice cream and enjoy!

Christmas Crumble served with custard in a bowl


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with almost 54,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill Bakes, a young woman with blonde hair, smiling in the kitchen

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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