Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Easy Home-made Apple Crumble

A note from Joelle...

This is a brilliant classic British dessert that probable brings a sense on nostalgia to most Brits. It is great as comfort food can can be served with cream, ice cream, fresh fruit, yoghurt and more!
What is also great about it is that there aren't that many ingredients and it takes about half an hour to cook.

Ingredients
5 medium apples (they do not have to be cooking apples, but they work the best)
1 cup of brown sugar
A pinch of caster (white) sugar
5 spoonfuls of Butter/Margarine (the more crunchy you want the crumble to be, the more butter you will need)
3 cups of flour
1 cup of porridge oats
A dash of: cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves (This is optional, but adds to the flavour immensely)

  1. Place the chopped apples and brown sugar in a pan. Leave to soften and simmer for 10 minutes on a medium/high heat. Then add the cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.

2.  Once the apple pieces have softened,  pour into a baking dish and leave on the side. DO NOT to pour out the liquid from the cooked apple and sugar, the apple will dry out in the oven without it!

3. For the crumble topping: rub together the chopped butter and the plain flour until they form crumbs

4.  Add a pinch of caster sugar and two cups of porridge oats to make it even more crunchy (the oatmeal is optional, but would taste really good!) Mix all the ingredients together.
5.  Spread the crumble mixture evenly over the apple pieces in the baking dish and then bake in the oven on 200 degrees for 20 mins (or until brown).

Et voilà! I whipped up some double cream and vanilla extract to serve with the crumble.


I hope that you try this recipe and enjoy!
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