This time of year I crave stodgy food. I love thick soups with lots of home made bread or on a really cold wintry day beef stew and dumplings and as for desert I love jam roly poly or a fruit crumble with custard. Winter in our house is most definitely about comfort food. Last night I decided that we needed to create and eat our first crumble of the year.
Here is a recipe that I have used for making apple crumble for the last 4 years. It is really easy to make and will easily share between 4 – 6 people depending on how big each portion is.
Here is the ingredients that you will need:
- 300g / 10.5oz plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- 175g / 6oz unrefined brown sugar
- 200g / 7oz unsalted butter
- Knob of butter for greasing
450g / 1lb apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
50g / 2oz unrefined brown sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f / Gas 4.
- Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well.
- Taking a small amount of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture looks breadcrumbs.
- 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.
- Grease a 24cm / 9in oven proof dish with the knob of butter.
- Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.
You can serve your crumble with thick cream or custard. I personally prefer custard but it tastes just as yummy with cream. You can use a different fruit in your crumble too if you don’t like apples or if you want to add to the apples. The boys love apple and blackberry crumble.