Apple Crumble

One of my favourite desserts is an apple crumble, I love the tartness of the apple with the crunchy, sweet taste of the crumble on top. Served it with fresh Madagascan vanilla custard or cream and it’s just perfect!!!

A crumble, also known as a brown betty, is a dish of British origin that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, depending on ingredients used, although the sweet version is much more common. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the filling:

Bramley apple (5 medium apples), peeled, cored and sliced

4 tbsp golden caster sugar

1 heaped tbsp cinnamon

For the crumble:

175g plain flour

110g golden caster sugar

110g cold butter

For the topping 

4 tbsp demerara sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5. Toss the apples with the 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon. Cooking in a saucepan with 50ml of water on a medium heat for 10 minutes. Put in baking dishes. Flatten down with your hand to prevent too much crumble falling through.

  • Put the flour and 110g sugar in a food processor, pulse  until sandy (don’t over-process).

  • Pour the crumb mix over the apples. Gently press the surface with the back of the fork so the crumble holds together and goes crisp. Sprinkle  demerara on top. 

  • Set on a baking tray and put in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden and the apples feel very soft when you insert a small, sharp knife. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

I served my crumble with fresh custard! It’s so lovely! Perfect on a cold winters night or all year round. 



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