Thursday, 21 November 2013

Apple Crumble - very quick and easy

The amounts in this recipe are not crucial at all - just use what you have. I've used my windfall apples from the garden - enough to fill your dish - 

Oven: 190 deg.C - approx. 1 hr. cooking time
Apples - mostly sweet, but one or two slightly sour is a good mix
Maple Syrup - or demerara sugar
A large handful of Raisins or sultanas
Handful of Ground Almonds
Small amount of Apple Juice

Crumble Topping: 
4 ozs. plain flour (or 3ozs. Flour plus 1 oz. Porridge Oats)*
1 teasp. cinnamon, pinch of salt.
4 ozs. butter : 2 ozs. sugar : (plus little extra butter for greasing dish)

Place all the Crumble ingredients into your food processor and whizz until you  have crumbs - don't over-process as you will just get clumps.
Any crumble topping that is left over can be frozen in a plastic bag and used when you fancy!

1. Apples - dont bother to peel, just 1/4, core, and slice thinly.

2. Place first layer in your buttered dish and 'scatter' over some sultanas/raisins, ground almonds and some Maple Syrup (or sugar) - I love Maple Syrup! :)
3. Repeat 2nd layer as above adding some of the crumble mix over the top.

4. In a corner of the dish,  pour in a small amount of Apple Juice and bake until you see the juice bubbling at the edges, and the apples are nicely softened - test with a skewer.

Eat hot or leave to cool -
Serve with Cream or Custard or Ice Cream (extremely  yummy).

This keeps pretty well, (covered), in the fridge and heats well in the micro.

*there are lots of 'seeds' and nuts you can add to this crumble mix - to your own taste.

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