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  • 23rd Sep 2022
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Autumnal apple crumble

Cosying up with a bowl of apple crumble and custard is what autumn evenings are made for.

Serves: 4 – 6



For the crumble filling

1kg eating apples

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp apple pie spice mix

Juice of ½ lemon

For the crumble topping

180g plain flour

115g sugar

115g cold salted butter

2 tbsp jumbo porridge oats

Custard or cream, to serve



Preheat your oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas 5. Peel the apples, quarter them and slice out the cores, then chop them into bite-sized chunks. Tip them into a medium-sized ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over 2 tbsp sugar and the apple pie spice mix, then squeeze over the juice of ½ lemon. Toss to coat the apples in the sugar, spices and lemon juice. Set aside (don’t worry about the apples going brown. It won’t affect the final dish).

Tip the flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in 115g sugar. Chop in the cold butter then use your fingertips to rub the butter, flour and sugar together to make a fine sandy mixture. If you have a food processor you can use that to whizz everything together to make breadcrumbs – don’t overprocess or it may start to form clumps.

Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the apples. Sprinkle over the porridge oats. Slide the dish into the oven and bake for 25-30 mins till golden brown. Let the crumble cool for a few mins in the dish, then serve in warm bowls with custard or cream.


Recipe credit: Abel & Cole

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