Feijoa & Apple Crumble – Chasing Crusoe.

Family recipes are the best! They are delicious as they have been tried & tested through time and they are full of love. This Crumble recipe is a modified version of Great-Grandma’s on my husbands side & I think of her and my mother-in-law whenever we enjoy it. ❤

It is such a versatile recipe as you can use any fruit in season that you have in surplus supply, for the base. There’s no reason why you couldn’t use tinned fruit either. This week, I picked the last few Granny Apples from our tree and the kids were finding them a bit tart. So along with an abundance of feijoas, I used these…

You can also easily alter the spices to anything of your preference in the topping. Cinnamon is my favourite spice to use, but we had run out, so I used Mixed Spice.

I also used the juice of 1 lime as I had plenty of limes, to add a bit of extra zing to the fruit. It really is a flexible recipe that can be adapted to suit your tastes!

The topping freezes well so you could easily double or triple the recipe and pull out for future use, for when you are time poor or have unexpected guests stay to share a meal. ❤


Feijoa & Apple Crumble.

(6 generous portions)



4-6 Apples (unpeeled)

6-8 Feijoas (peeled)


100g Butter (at room temperature)

3/4 cup Flour

1 cup Rolled Oats

1 tsp Spice (Cinnamon, Mixed Spice…)

1 cup White Sugar


Grate the apples and chop the feijoa pulp into small pieces.

Combine & place in a sprayed baking dish.

Mix the topping ingredients in a bowl, making sure to not overmix or it will become sticky (I use my hands).

Sprinkle topping over the fruit.

Bake at 180 deg C for 1 hour or until the topping is golden brown, uncovered.

Serve with ice cream, cream, yoghurt or just on its’ own.




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