A classic recipe for apple crumble made with granny smith apples and an oaty crumble topping.
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Call me old fashioned, but I think you can't beat a Classic Apple Crumble like my Nana used to make. There are many different versions of apple crumble but I truly believe this simple, traditional recipe is the best.
Lightly spiced granny smith apples topped with a super easy but incredibly tasty buttery, oat crumble.
If you can't get granny smith apples, you can use a substitute. However the tart flavour of these apples goes so well with the crumble.
How to make Apple Crumble:
Peel and chop the apples into 1cm thick slices. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake.
In a medium saucepan, add the apples, water, half the sugar, cloves and lemon juice. Simmer over a medium heat.
Add the remaining sugar if sweetness is required. Cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the apples have softened but retain their shape. Remove from heat.
Mix together the crumble topping ingredients in a medium bowl.
Pour the apples into a baking dish then crumble over the oat mixture, breaking it up with our fingertips as you go.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve warm with cream, custard or ice cream.
Common questions and tips for Classic Apple Crumble:
What are the best type of apples to use? Granny smith apples are perfect for this recipe. They have a lovely tart flavour that goes so well with the sweet, buttery, crumble topping.
How long will this dessert keep for? Apple crumble will keep well in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
- Stone fruit or berries can be added or substituted for apples. Just keep in mind you may need to adjust the amount of sugar you add depending on how sweet your fruit is. Start with half the required amount then add more if you need it.
- Walnuts can make a lovely addition to the crumble topping.
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- 5-6 granny smith apples (750g peeled and chopped)
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1⁄4 tsp ground cloves
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 100g butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (100g)
- 1 1⁄2 cup rolled oats (160g)
- 3⁄4 cup plain flour (110g)
- 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 tsp mixed spice
- Peel the apples and chop into 1cm wide pieces. Preheat oven to 180°C fan bake.
- In a medium saucepan add the apples, water, half the white sugar, cloves and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle simmer over a medium heat stirring occasionally.
- Add the remaining sugar - if sweetness is needed. Cook 5 - 10 minutes until the apples soften up but still hold their shape. Remove from the heat.
- In a bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar. Add the oats, flour and spices, mix together.
- Pour the apples into a baking dish. Crumble over the oat mixture, breaking it up with your fingertips.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the crumble is crisp and golden.
- Serve warm with hot custard, fresh cream or ice cream.
- Granny smith apples can be substituted for other types of apples or even stone fruit if you prefer.
- If you like a bit of crunch in your apples, you can skip the stewing stage and leave out the water.
- Nuts can calso be added to the crumble mixture.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.