Apple crumble is one of those great autumn desserts, as it is quite hearty and filling. I sometimes even just skip having a main course and have a bowl of chunky soup to start with and then some of this crumble with homemade custard for dessert…. mmm !
This recipe does not take long to make and you will probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge or cupboard apart from the fruit. You can also experiment with different fruit or even combine some like apple and blackberry depending on what you pick up at the shops or markets.
Ingredients for 4 people
- 600g of cooking apples
- 1 lemon (may not be necessary)
- 100g caster sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- 50g butter
- 150g plain flour
- 100g Demerara brown sugar
- Start by by peeling, coring and chopping the apple into large chunks, about 2cm each. If you are not going to be using the apple straight away, i.e not in the next 10 minutes then you should put the chopped apple in some water with the juice of a lemon, this will stop them turning brown.
- In a saucepan add a teaspoon of water and then add the apples and caster sugar and stew over a low heat for about 5 minutes. This speeds up the time you will need to cook the crumble in the oven.
- While the apples are stewing you can prepare the crumble topping. Add the butter, flour and brown sugar to a bowl or mixer and rub or mix together until you they start to resemble breadcrumbs. I like to make small clumps of the mixture as this gives the crumble a nice texture.
- Now take either a large bowl or individual dishes as I did, and distribute the apple mixture then sprinkle over the crumble mixture so that it is about 2 cm thick. I usually put a bit more on as I love the crunchy topping.
- Put in the a pre heated oven at 180ºC for 25 minutes and then serve straight away with either some ice-cream or home made custard. In the next few days I will be publishing an amazing custard recipe that goes very well with this crumble.