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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Put the apple chunks into a pan, add three quarters of the sugar, the cinnamon stick or clove and cover. Allow to stew gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Keep checking as they can easily burn at the beginning.
Check that the fruit is cooked by mashing it a bit with the wooden spoon. The apples should be soft but not pureed. Put the apples into a baking dish and allow to cool. Remove clove or cinnamon stick.
Mix the flour, remaining sugar and butter with your fingers in a bowl until it becomes like a breadcrumb consistency.
Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
Cover the stewed apples with the crumble topping, without pressing down.
Bake the apple crumble for 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and crunchy.
Serve the crumble with cream, custard or ice cream.
Really delicious. I had one big Bramley apple in the fridge so added this also as well as the granny smiths. Also I didn't exactly measure the sugar i added when apples were stewing, just added it to our taste. The cinnamon stick gave a lovely subtle hint of the flavour but made such a huge difference it was remarkable- I dislike cinnamon but wanted to use it and it has converted my dislike of it! I cooked it on gas 3 instead of 2 as it seemed not to be cooking but that's probably just my oven. Really lovely and easy. - 30 Aug 2015