Perfect apple crumble

Perfect apple crumble


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


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

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