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.
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Spread crumble mixture over apples and bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or custard.