Apple Crumble with Halva Topping


Plain sesame halva makes a delicious topping for fruit crumbles or crisps. There is no need for any additional sugar or butter since halva is already sweet and contains fat. The topping will be soft after baking but gets nicely crunchy as it cools so it's best served after cooling. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 5 cups apple - peeled, cored and sliced

  • lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)

  • 6 ounces plain sesame halva, crumbled

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch salt

  • aluminum foil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch or 9-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix together apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Evenly spread fruit in the prepared baking dish.

  3. Mix halva, oats, flour, and salt to a crumbly consistency. Sprinkle over the fruit and cover with aluminum foil to prevent top from browning too quickly.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and well browned, about 45 minutes. Let cool to allow the topping to harden.


Cook's Note:

You can use a variety of fresh fruit for this crumble--apple, pear, peach, apricots, or plums work great.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
7g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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