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Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble (aka apple crisp) is a dessert that has always been close to my heart. My mother would often prepare one to have after a roast dinner. There was nothing more satisfying on a cold night than to relax with a plate of warm apple crumble and whipped cream. I like to make mine with granny smith apples so the apples have a tartness to them which pairs perfectly with the sweet crumble. This recipe is highly adaptable: use a sweeter apple if you prefer, and maybe include walnuts in the crumble topping. If cooking for a larger group, you can double the recipe to fit a 13x9 inch pan.

Ingredients:

4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 lemon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/3 cup butter, softened

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). Put apples in an 8 inch square baking dish. Squeeze juice of lemon over the apples. If you prefer your apples to be on the sweet side, sprinkle with sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix. Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Spread crumble mixture over apples and bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or custard.
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