Apple Crumble recipe

I am so lazy that I think apple crumble is to hard to make from scratch so I rarely make it. Today I decided (spurred on by a tweet) to make crumble for dessert. It was ridiculously easy and I must remind myself of that often.

The recipe is so simple that except for the fruit I imagine must cupboards have the ingredients needed. This recipe is for apple crumble but any soft fruit, or eveen tinned fruit, would work. (soft and tinned fruit do not need cooking first)

I use 3 large Bramley apples. peeled and cored then chopped into 1 inch square chunks. In a large pan with about half a cup of water I simmered these until they were soft - this takes hardly any time at all - just enough time to make the crumble. Once the apples are soft add 2 tablespoons of sugar (more or less to your taste)

Crumble Ingredients
  • 4oz flour
  • 2ox butter
  • 3oz sugar
  • mixed spice to taste
  • (for a crunchier topping try adding some oats)
I add it all to the food mixer and whizz it up using the blade, but if making by hand, crumble the butter and flour until it makes a crumb like texture and then add the sugar and spice, mix well.

Take the soft apple sauce and pour it into an oven safe bowl. cover with the crunble mix and lightly press the topping down.

Put the apple crumble into the oven at gas mark 7 for about 30 minutes - if you are doing a roast anyway this works out pretty economical and easy.

Then serve with cream, custard or naked, enjoy.

apple crumble

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