Sunday, 6 May 2012

Recipe of the Week - The Perfect Apple Crumble

Apple crumble is the perfect nursery food (excuse the pun) and my favourite comfort food dessert. It is quick, cheap, super easy yet unbelievably delicious and perfect for lazy Sunday afternoons when it is cold and rainy outside. Very occasionally we like to have just this for supper when we really want a treat, it is so good to enjoy a crumble when you're not already full from a big Sunday roast! 
You can use any variations you like for the fruit, so substitute great seasonal variations like half blackberries and apples or rhubarb in the summer or apple with mincemeat and a touch of all spice for a warm and Christmassy winter crumble. I also used ground almonds and oats for a bit of texture, but you can use all flour. Again with all my recipes, they work with whatever you have in the cupboard. If you don't have brown sugar use white, if you don't like cinnamon use a pinch of cloves. The great thing about crumble is experimenting, it is very forgiving and I'm sure your family and friends won't mind polishing them all off! 

50g ground almonds 
50g oats 
200g plain flour 
175g brown sugar 
200g butter, cubed 
Pinch of salt 
5 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks 
50g brown sugar 
Sprinkling of cinnamon 
5 whole cloves 
Add the almonds, oats, flour, sugar, salt into a large bowl and add the butter. Rub the butter into the dry mix until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon then pour into a large dish. Dot the cloves around the apples. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top then pace into a hot oven at 180degrees for 45 minutes until golden and the fruit mixture is bubbling. 
 Serve with a generous glug of double cream.


  1. I've never made apple cruel before but this looks and sounds so delicious I think I'm going to try it out! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Apple crumble is my absoloute favourite! My mouth is watering just looking at this picture. Def better with oats and brown sugar.....and vanilla ice cream for me ;-)

  3. Great post. I was wondering if you would like to put up a link to this apple recipe in my Food on Friday Series.

    1. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Have a great week.