Simple apple crumble – is there any other sort?
Just right for when its cold and rainy outside – for dessert or just a late afternoon piece of yumminess!
Ingredients: for a crumble big enough for 4 or 4 individual pots
For the crumble – 50g oats
20g brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
10g flaked almonds
For the filling – 4 medium sized apples
1 handful of brambles or raisins -optional
juice of 1 orange
How to: Prepare the crumble – whiz together the oats, flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon, then stir in the almonds. If you haven’t got a processor, rub the butter into the flour then mix in the remaining ingredients.
Peel and core the apples then cut into chunks of about 2cm in size and spread evenly oven the bottom of an oven proof dish (or several small dishes) with other fruit if using. If the apples are very hard, simmer them in a pan with a tablespoon of water for a few mins before placing them into the oven proof dish. Pour the orange juice over the apples, then sprinkle the crumble over the top and bake at 190°C for about 35 mins. until nicely browned.
Serve warm with ice-cream, cream or nothing at all!
The recipe can easily be halved or doubled as required, or frozen before baking, then heated in the oven from frozen for 1 hour.
The raw crumble, if there is any left over or just if you want to make lots! can be frozen in a freezer bag for a couple of months which makes it even quicker next time you want to make a crumble.