I’m back with another recipe- but this time not a mug cake but a classic! Apple Crumble! Who doesn’t love apple crumble? I mean its hearty, comforting and oh-so delicious.
I love this recipe because it’s SUPER quick and easy . I learnt this particular recipe from one of my Aunts (she’s a special one) , but obvs I’ve made it mine now 🙂
This recipe makes 2 Crumbles- you could make it into one and have a blast all by yourself! Why not? (don’t blame me for any extra kg’s please)- but then again, it contains fruit right? so it MUST be healthy- I completely agree!
Okay, so on to the apple crumble, you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen, but if not- they’re nothing fancy and should be easy to get at any store/market or wherever.
Heres what you’ll need:
- 5 tablespoons of plain flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
- One apple, peeled and cut into small bitesize chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon of cornflour (not pictured above -soz I forgot)
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 small ramekins or one “normal” sized ramekin
First things First- Preheat your oven to 170-175 degrees C.
Put your flour and sugar into a bowl and mix. Using your hands, rub in the butter till you achieve a breadcrumb like texture. Your Crumble is now READY! Place this aside and get on with the apple filling.
What you want to do is, place your apple chunks in a saucepan, sprinkle over the cornstarch and cinnamon (you can leave the cinnamon out if you’re not a fan),and mix with a spoon to distribute.
Now, pour over the apple juice and stir with a spoon. Place on medium high for about 5-7 minutes until your apples start to soften a bit. Test for softness by piercing a piece with the spoon.
You will have a saucey kinda thing going on. Using a spoon (obvs) divide the apple into your two ramekins (that don’t need to be buttered! yay!) and then drizzle a bit of the sauce into each ramekin to help the apples bake and stuff uno (I had a bit of the sauce remaining and I just poured it down the drain). Next, you want to divide your crumble into the 2 ramekins. Like so ^( I obviously think I’m on a cooking show or something, smh)
You’re almost there! Bake in the oven for 14 minutes on fan and then 2 minutes on broil just too fully cook the crumble from the top. Keep an eye on it- when it starts to bubble and brown slightly on the top then its almost done!
Heres what mine looked like when they were done.
It is best eaten warm, fresh out tha oven really (I joke, please don’t burn yourself). You can eat your crumble plain or with whipped cream, custard, un-whipped cream (don’t actually do that) or even better with ice cream. My ultimate favourite ice cream for apple crumble is Dulce de leche- Hagen Dazs make a pretty awesome one. It goes so well with the tanginess of the apples. Its so rich and caramelly and THE perfect partner for apple crumble if you ask me.
How GOOD does that look???!!!! SO GOOD right? (I know)
On a serious note. The stuff is Perfection. You can never go wrong with a classic. Please, please on behalf of your tastebuds I urge you to try this recipe and EAT IT WITH Dulce de leche Ice cream (why am I shouting?). Its not the same without it- I legit went to 3 grocery stores just to find it (s/o Waitrose for coming through).
Anyways, Thanks for taking the time to visit my Blog. I hope I’ve entertained you and convinced you to try out this apple crumble recipe!
See you on my next kitchen chronicles!
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