Rustic Apple Crumble

26 Oct

Apple crumble is one of my favorite desserts, just plain and simple. I also like different fruits in a crumble but it is never quite the same. Whenever I make my  apple crumble, I don’t really follow a recipe… I have had a few mishaps but most of the time I get it spot on. I wrote down what I did this time (By the way the crumble came out perfect) and I wanted to share it with you so you could have a heart warming crumble on these absolutely bitter days! You could also change the recipe to your own taste, for example, you could leave out the almonds or use a different type, you could also leave out the sultanas or substitute for raisins, you could use all plain flour for a smoother texture, I could rattle on for a whole paragraph but you get my drift. Sorry for my terrible photographs, I made the crumble at night and so I had no access to natural light. I hope it still looks tasty!

Rustic Apple Crumble (Serves 2 generously)

3 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

a small handful of sultanas

1-2tbsp soft dark brown sugar,or to taste

1-2tsp cinnamon, or to taste

For the Crumble:

1 1/2tbsp plain flour (35g)

1tbsp wholemeal flour (20g)

1tbsp porridge oats (15g)

35g butter, softened

1tbsp light brown sugar, (25g)

25g flaked almonds

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºc/
  • Put the diced apples in a small saucepan with a drop of water and put over a medium heat on the stove.
  • Add the sultanas, dark brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Cook until the apples soften, stirring regularly.
  • Spoon into a small oven proof dish and set aside while you make the crumble.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the plain flour, wholemeal flour and porridge oats. Rub in the butter until it resembles rough crumbs. Stir in the light brown sugar and flaked almonds then scatter over the apples in an even layer.
  • Bake the crumble in the oven for about 25-30mins until the crumble is golden and the apples are just slightly bubbling underneath.
  • Divide between two dishes and serve with custard or vanilla ice-cream.

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