The humble apple crumble has been voted Britain's favourite dessert

Britain is known for its love of puddings but apple crumble has been named the country's favourite!

We probably all agree that dessert is the best part of eating out...

In fact, it's hard to find many people who would turn down the opportunity to enjoy a diet of pudding for breakfast if it meant putting on no extra calories!

Britain has a deep-routed love for puddings but when it comes to naming the best, one dish came out on top.

In a poll conducted by Olive Magazine, the humble apple crumble took the title of Britain's favourite pudding.

A classic recipe an apple crumble usually consists of some slowly stewed apples topped with a sweet, crunchy crumble topping -usually made from flour, butter and sugar but nuts and oats are occasionally added too.

Roast Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Rhubarb is a popular alternative to apples in crumbles

Lots of other crumble recipes use fruits like rhubarb and even peaches, but apple turned out to be the most popular variation.

Out of 1,400 people, 18 per cent voted for crumble as the winning dessert but the competition was tough.

Following in a close second place was the deliciously indulgent sticky toffee pudding, which had 12 per cent of the vote, and in third place was another retro-classic – bread and butter pudding, with 11 per cent.

The survey also revealed the most-hated desserts list, and it may cause some controversy... Top of the list was Tapioca, a dish that is similar to rice pudding and popular in South America.

Over 30 per cent of the participants voted this as their least favourite pudding.

In joint second place was the classic Christmas pudding and banoffee pie, which took seven per cent of the vote.

salted caramel christmas pudding

Have you tried our salted caramel Christmas pudding?

Angel delight, a dessert that comes in a sachet and is whipped up with milk to be transformed into a sweet mousse, took third place and rice pudding was fourth.

Participants were also asked what dessert they thought should be served at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Unsurprisingly, the quintessentially British pud Eton Mess took the top spot, though maybe the couple could opt for our frozen Eton Mess recipe for something a little different...

Now all we can think about is pudding – oops!

Do you agree with the results of the survey? Is apple crumble your favourite dessert or do yo think another pud should have won the title? Join the conversation over on our Facebook page!

Jessica Ransom
Senior Food Writer

Jessica is a freelance food writer, stylist and recipe tester. She previously worked as Senior Food Writer at Future. While at Future Jessica wrote food and drink-related news stories and features, curated product pages, reviewed equipment, and developed recipes that she then styled on food shoots. She is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.