Apple and Banana Crunch

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sweet Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1985

  • About

A good apple crumble is both a useful and extremely popular family pudding, but if badly made it can have an uncooked, stodgy taste and texture. This dish is like a crumble, but the topping has chopped walnuts in it, making it more crunchy, and I think better, than the conventional crumble.


For the filling

  • lb (675 g) cooking apples
  • 3–4 medium-size bananas


Preheat the oven. Peel and core the apples, and cut into smallish chunks. Peel the bananas and slice. Mix the apple and banana together in a bowl with the lemon juice and caster sugar and then spread in a rectangular or round ovenproof dish, about 2–3 pints (1.2–1.8 litres) in capacity.

To make the topping, gently melt the butter or margarine. Put the other ingredients in a bowl and sti