Today I have the perfect recipe for this this time of year. It’s for a simple yet hearty apple crumble.
Although this recipe is perfect for all year round, there is just something about tucking into a bowl of crumble in the cooler months, especially during Autumn.
If you have never tried a crumble before, where have you been?! You get the sweetness and tartness of the apples, which is then topped with a crisp and slightly spiced crumble – the combination is always going to be a winner! IF plain apple isn’t your thing, I have a recipe for apple and blackberry crumble.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
600g Cooking apples.
70-100g Granulated sugar (depending on how tart you like the apples).
75g Granulated sugar.
75g Light brown sugar.
60g Porridge Oats.
100g Plain Flour.
1 ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon.
Start by doing some prep work. Weigh up the ingredients, preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and get any equipment you may need ready.
To start on the recipe, you’ll want to make the crumble topping.
To start on the crumble, you’ll want to get yourself a food processor and into it you’ll want to place the plain flour, spices, granulated sugar and light brown sugar and pulse them together.
Once they are combined, you can then add the butter, which is in small pieces. Once all the butter has been added, you can pulse until the butter has been incorporated and the mixture has become crumblier looking.
Remove the crumble from the food processor and place into a large bowl, then you can add in the oats and stir to incorporate. If your crumble has lumps that are large, use a silicon spatula to break them down into smaller bits.
Set the crumble aside until its needed later.
To make the apple filling, you’ll want to start by getting yourself a large saucepan. Into the saucepan, place the cooking apples, water and granulated sugar and give it all a good mix, then place it on the hob over a medium-high heat.
Cook the apples on a medium-high heat giving a stir once the mixture starts to warm up. You want the apples to have softened and slightly broken a little, so once the apple mixture is done, it will be a mixture of softened apples in an apple sauce.
Once the apple filling is done, remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.
Take a small size oven proof dish (I used my Pyrex 1.4L dish) and place the apple filling on the bottom, levelling out with a heatproof silicon spatula. Then top the apple filling with the crumble tipping you made earlier on, spreading it out so it’s consistent and press it down a little bit just to compress it down.
Place the finished apple crumble into your preheated oven and bake for around 20-25 minutes or until its golden brown all over the top.
This is best served hot, straight from the oven on its own or it can be served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard.
That’s all for this week guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back next week with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my Instagram and Twitter. The YouTube video will be linked down below.