Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

This apple crumble is an old family favourite. Of all the crumb toppings I have tried over the years I still come back to this one. If you like cinnamon then you will like this topping. It would be suitable for teenagers to make or younger children with parental guidance.
Pre heat your oven to 180°C / 350°F

Ingredients

4 x green stewing apples. (We use Granny Smith in New Zealand)


Crumb topping

1 cup standard flour
1tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp mixed spice
Pinch salt
½ cup of brown sugar
85g / 3oz chilled butter cut into small cubes


Method

Stew the apples.

Peel, core and cut up into a saucepan. Add ½ cup of water and ¼ cup sugar. If there is too much moisture it may boil up over the top of the crumb when being baked in the oven. For sweet eating apples do not add any sugar.

My oval oven dish is 270mm x 150mm x 60mm (10½ x 6 x 2¼).

Place the stewed apples in the bottom of the oven dish. It is better to have the apples hot when you put them into the oven dish. If you use cold apples that have been pre cooked, heat them in a microwave otherwise they will not heat through in the 20 minutes it takes to bake the crumb topping.

In a basin big enough to get both your hands into add all the dry ingredients. Add the chilled butter. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it is like dried bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the stewed apples and bake for about 20 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (or both!).

Serves 4 to 5

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