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Easy apple crumble

By Sophie E on 18th Jul, 2014

Easy apple crumble

Method

  1. Preheat a fan oven to 180deg C.
  2. Peel, core and dice the apples. Place them in a saucepan with the tablespoon of water, sugar and cinnamon stick.
  3. Place on a low heat, covering with a lid to stew for half an hour, stir occasionally early on to avoid burning.
  4. Take off heat, remove cinnamon stick and lay apple mix in an ovenproof dish (approx 15cm diameter).
  5. Put the remaining crumble ingredients (sugar, butter and flour) in a food processor and blitz, or use a mixing bowl, working the ingredients through your fingers to create the crumble topping.
  6. Optional: Add a small handful of crunched cornflakes (for extra crunch) or a sprinkling of cinnamon (for spice) here if you like.
  7. Lay the crumble topping evenly over the apple mix and pack down gently.
  8. Bake in oven for 30 mins.
  9. Serve hot with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream. You choose!

Recipe Notes

  • For an even quicker apple crumble fix, buy pre-prepped frozen apple slices (Waitrose bramley slices work perfectly), skip steps 2-4 and simply toss the slices in cinammon powder and sugar.
  • Try this with a Coteaux du Layon white wine (France) or other sweet Loire white.
  • Avoid messy serving by making and cooking this in individual ramekins.
  • This dish is very flexible – you can add any fruity seasonal ingredients, from rhubarb to raspberries. Rhubarb will need more sugar. Taste to check and add more sugar as necessary after stewing.
fruit  / dessert  / crumble  / buffet  / british  / apple
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