Understandably I’ve been feeling rather autumnal lately. What better says autumn like an apple crumble with custard, sat with a blanket on the sofa, with a yankee candle burning in the room? I have been making this crumble lately, thanks to all of my mother-in-law’s abundance of spare apples from the tree…
- For the crumble
- 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
- 175g/6oz unrefined brown sugar
- 200g/7oz unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
- Handful of oats, to sprinkle
- Knob of butter for greasing
- For the filling
- 450g/1lb apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in pieces
- 50g/2oz unrefined brown sugar
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
What to do:
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
- Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- 3. Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir well being careful not to break up the fruit.
- 4. Butter a 9in ovenproof dish. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top and then sprinkle on the oats.
- 5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.
- 6. Serve with thick cream or custard.
- 7. Enjoy!