Apple Crumble Recipe
Hits 281455 | Created 2007-05-15 | Modified 2008-01-04The classic dessert that they forced me to learn in Home Economics class at school. It remains unchanged except that I now make my own apple sauce, rather than buying it.
[The butter makes this unsuitable for vegans, but you can substitute a spread you can bake with]
Prep time: 20 mins.
Cooking: 40 mins.
8 oz Plain white flour
4 oz Butter
2 oz Sugar
1. Sift flour into large bowl with the salt, add the butter and rub with fingers until well mixed and crumbly.
2. Add the sugar and rub a little to mix it in.
4 or 5 Large apples
Sploosh of Water (half a cup perhaps)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1. Peel and core the apples.
2. Chop into chunks and put into a pan with the water and sugar (sugar by taste, perhaps around a tablespoon).
3. Add the cinnamon and any other spices you desire (nutmeg, cloves, etc)
4. Bring to the boil, then lower, cover and simmer on low heat for about 20 mins, or half an hour.
5. When the sauce is gloopy taste it and add more sugar if desired. If too liquidy, cook with cover off until reduced slightly. If it gets too thick, add more water.
1. In a greased (with butter) oven-proof bowl, put the apple sauce.
2. Sprinkle the crumble on top and press down lightly with the back of a fork.
3. Sprinkle with a little sugar on top.
4. Place in oven at about 180oC (350oF) for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until slightly golden on top
There are two schools of thought on crumble - to press or not to press? Some people like to compress the crumble mix on top harshly, which makes a more solid topping. Some people like to leave it loose and not press at all. I'm of the middle school, and press a little bit, but not too much.
Best served with custard.
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