Apple Crumble

IMG_4734In May, when I was in France for my holidays, I received a parcel from my dear friend Margot (who blogs on Gather and Graze). If you don’t know Margot or her blog, you should really give it a visit, it’s full of beautiful and tasty recipes and gorgeous pictures.

The parcel I received was filled with two Australian spices wrapped in beautiful green ribbon. One contained Ground Lemon Myrtle and the second one with Roasted Ground Wattle Seed. The smell of both was amazing, but I must admit my favorite was the Ground Lemon Myrtle, it reminds me of the smell of Lemon Verbena.

Today I finally decided to bake Margot’s delicious Australian Apple Crumble, with a few changes made, here is the result!

Serves: 8


  • 6 apples
  • 80g of Demerara sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground Lemon Myrtle
  • 1 lemon

For the topping:

  • 150g of unsalted Macadamia nuts (roasted and chopped)
  • 150g of plain flour/all purpose flour
  • 100g of Demerara sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted ground Wattleseed
  • 125g of butter

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  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples.
  2. Place the apples in a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, add the roasted chopped macadamia nuts, the flour, the brown sugar (100g) and the roasted ground wattle seed, and mix all of the ingredients together.
  4. Crumble the butter into the mixture.
  5. Remove the sliced apples and place them in another bowl with the brown sugar and the ground lemon myrtle.
  6. Rub all the ingredients together.
  7. Place a few slices of apple into the bottom of each ramekin.
  8. Sprinkle the top of each ramekin with the topping  (the mixture) and bake for 1 hour (more or less depending on the oven) or when the crumble becomes golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve hot with a scoop of ice cream on the top.

The flavors of this Apple Crumble are unique; a little spicy, crunchy with the addition of Macadamia nuts and so flavorful with Lemon Myrtle Leaf. Honestly a real regal!

Bonne Dégustation!

50 Comments Add yours

  1. What perfect little crumbles 🙂 and herbs I haven’t heard of before..always interesting to learn about something new xx

    1. Thank you Elaine.The little crumbles were delicious with the addition of the spices. A very nice and new taste for me. xx

  2. Becky Ellis says:

    Looks delicious, thank you for sharing and for connecting us to “Gather and Graze” – love both of your blogs!

    1. Thank you Becky. Margot has an amazing blog and I’m glad you like the recipe! 🙂

  3. skd says:

    I haven’t heard of wattleseed or lemon myrtle earlier. Thanks for introducing this to us. Lovely scrumptious looking crumble 🙂

    1. Me too, Ana and truly the flavors are very nice especially the lemon myrtle. The taste was so good! 🙂

  4. Beautiful crumbles and what a lovely gift from Margot, both spices sound amazing. Never heard of wattleseed before. What a fabulous apple dessert.

    1. Yes, Suzanne it was a lovely gift and very kind from Margot to send me the spices. Both, have a great aroma and the crumble is perfect in this season! 🙂

  5. nivskitchen says:

    Like the idea of using lemon myrtle… Never heard about it before. I just have a sunset ion, try to do it with Granny Smith Apple . The combination of sweet taste of brown sugar and the sourness taste of Granny Smith, is amazing

    1. Thank you, Nivin. It was new to me and honestly it was an agreeable surprise. Next time I will try with Granny Smith Apple, here I used Golden Apple. Have a nice day! 🙂

  6. Shari says:

    What a fun package to get in the mail! I love learning about new spices. This is such a beautiful apple crumble and must be very delicious with those spices.

    1. It was a really pleasant surprise, Shari. The crumble was very tasty and so flavorful, I will certainly do it again! 🙂

  7. Linda
    My family loves apple crumble. I have never tried nuts in the crust. Sounds so good and fall-ish!!

    1. Sonal, I’m sure you will like the recipe. Easy to prepare and the nuts are so crunchy and good too. I agree with you crumble is a great recipe in Autumn! 🙂

  8. What a lovely crumble Linda. Very unique and so kind of Margot to send you some delights from Australia!

    1. Thank you Seana and yes I’m feel lucky. The spices are completely new to me and the crumble was a real success at home. Have a nice day! 🙂

  9. ladyredspecs says:

    Beautiful crumbles Linda, with the real taste of Oz

    1. Thank you so much Sandra. I admit you have a beautiful country and I love the real taste of Oz! 🙂

  10. How exciting Linda! 🙂 So pleased that you’ve enjoyed baking with these 2 Australian herbs/spices. Lemon Myrtle is one of my absolute favourite flavours/fragrances in the world. Thanks so much for your very sweet words and for making this rather autumnal recipe – I’m really happy to know that it was enjoyed! M.xx

    1. Merci à toi Margot for the gift and for this superb Crumble. The Lemon Myrtle is amazing, I think this is my new favorite spice now 😀 Crumble are the perfect treat for Fall/Winter season. Have a nice day et merci pour tout! 🙂 xx

      1. Je t’en prie, mon amie! 🙂

  11. Love the macadamia topping Linda – I will have to give this a go!

    1. Thank you very much Laura. Do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  12. Patty Nguyen says:

    This looks delicious, Linda!!

    1. Thank you so much Patty! 🙂

  13. Delicious Linda! As always…And it looks so easy to make. ❤

    1. Thank you very much Serena, you’re too kind. Have a nice weekend! ❤

  14. I love the sound of the macademia nuts in the topping…

    1. Thank you very much. A very crunchy topping! 😉

  15. What an interesting take on the perfect autumn treat, Linda, I’ll keep my eyes open for these Australian spices. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Nicole xx

    1. It was a nice experience to work with this new spices. The aroma and the taste were very delicious and crumble is always a fall favorite. Have a wonderful weekend too! xx

  16. Apple crumble looks yum..perfect for brekfast

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  17. Francesca says:

    What an original package to get! Something new to experiment with! Exciting! I love, love your first pic, Linda!

    1. Thank you so much Francesca. A nice surprise and a yummy crumble. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  18. What a wonderful looking apple crumb, Linda:)

    1. Thanks a lot Freda. The crumble was really nice. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  19. andy says:

    Linda !! What perfect crumble ❤

    1. Thanks a lot Andy. Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  20. Henna says:

    I have never heard of those spices! Looks great! Lovely way to usher in the cooling Autumn weather 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Henna. Those spices are very nice and full of aroma. Perfect with any crumble! 🙂

  21. Abida says:

    As salamu alaikum Linda, I loved Apple crumble when I was younger and love your redux! I have featured your recipe on my weekly round up on my blog here:

    1. Salam Alaikum Abida. Wow, you are very sweet. I really appreciate and thank you so much. The crumble is a delicious sweet dessert with apples or pears too. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  22. Anna says:

    This looks incredibly delicious, Linda! Would love to try it!

    1. Thank you so much Anna. Do let me know how it turns out. Have a nice day! 🙂

  23. How exciting it must be to receive an ingredient from far and use it in a recipe so adorable. Yum!

    1. Yes, Fae it was such a nice surprise. The recipe is very good, warm and cold at the same time! 🙂

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