Perfect apple crumble

    1 hour 30 min

    This is probably the tastiest apple crumble recipe that I have ever had - not sure whether it was luck or the the recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 120g butter
    • 1 clove or cinnamon stick

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. 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 half an hour, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Keep checking as they can easily burn at the beginning.
    2. Check that the fruit is cooked by mashing it a bit with a wooden spoon. The apples should be soft but not puréed.
    3. Put the apples into the serving dish and allow to cool. Set the temperature of the oven to 150 C / gas 2.
    4. Mix the flour, remaining sugar and the butter with your fingers in a bowl until it becomes like a breadcrumb consistency. Cover the stewed apples with the crumble topping, without pressing down.
    5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and crunchy. Spoon a helping of crumble into a dish and serve with cream or ice cream.

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    For those that like to cut their sugar intake down I only use 50g of sugar on the apples and 50g for the crumble mix, you get a nice tangy apple base and a stronger tasting crumble, if you need to just add 50% more cinammon  -  13 Dec 2011


    Made this with apple and blackcurrants and is was fab - also super easy!!  -  09 Jul 2010


    First time ive ever made apple crumble, very tasty and easy to make  -  09 Oct 2011