This recipe is simple and delicious. Being able to make a good crumble from scratch is not only quick and easy but it also opens the doors to lots of flavour possibilities! It is a staple pud and one that us brits know and love and I think everyone should be able to make one!
I always seem to make one when I have an empty fridge like today! There are no convenience snacks in the house today, no yoghurt to simply peel back the lid, no biscuits in the tin, which as it turns out is a good thing because it made me use my brain and whip this up in no time at all with all my leftover bits and I can guarantee it will be far tastier and far more nutritious for you than a chocolate bar that wins only by ease of access!
Yes, a crumble has a little sugar in it, but if you use light brown sugar rather than refined white sugar and add nutritious extras such as nuts and oats like I have, it’s a good little pudding. Of course if you choose to serve it with clotted cream, that bumps up the naughtiness, but we all need to live a little don’t we?! I always say if I don’t eat it every day then its ok! I personally like warm custard with mine.
I also use up my eating apples rather than buying expensive cooking apples. I just used aldis fun size apples but my rule is to use what I have got! If it’s in my kitchen and it works, I will throw it in! This is just apple but frozen fruit works well chucked into the filling too. For the crumble, its simple, as long as you have butter, flour and sugar, you can make a crumble. If you don’t have the extras or prefer not to use them, then don’t. But they do give it great texture and taste!
This takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare tops!
- 4 Eating Apples
- 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
- Juice of half a Lemon
- 100g Ground Almonds
- 100g Light Brown Sugar
- 50g Plain Flour
- 25g Porridge Oats
- 25g Flaked Toasted Almonds
- 50g Unsalted Butter
Peel the apples, chopping into chunks of equal size (about inch chunks work well) Put into a bowl, squeeze over the lemon, ass the sugar and mix.
Pour this into the oven proof dish you will be cooking in and set aside.
Put all the crumble ingredients into a separate bowl and use your fingers to rub together and make breadcrumb like texture. (I have only used 50g butter which makes quite a loose crumble topping which is still nice but if you prefer more then add another 25g of butter to the mix.)
Pour the crumble mix over the apples and sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar. There is no need to partially cook the apples first as they are eating apples so soften quite quickly anyway!
Cook at Gas mark 5 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. It’s so yummy I can never wait for it to cool down!