Apple Crumble

Saw this recipe on Orangette recently and thought “Ooooooooh, I haven’t had crumble for aaaages.”  Plums are past their best up here already so I decided to use some of the many, many apples that are sitting in baskets outside my back door.  Very glad I did too.  This was the nicest crumble I’ve ever had and, trust me, I’ve had a few.  😉

Apple Crumble (adapted from Orangette)

7 tennis-ball sized tart dessert apples, cox perhaps

50g sultanas

2 tblspn brown sugar

1 1/2 tbspn

1/4 tspn ground ginger

1/4 tspn cinnamon

For the topping –

150g plain flour

100g brown sugar

1 tspn baking powder

Pinch of salt

Pinch of cinnamon

1 egg

Splash of milk

30g cold unsalted butter cut into 5mm cubes

  • Peel and core the apples.  Cut into 3cm chunks.
  • Toss the apples and sultanas with the flour, sugar, ginger and cinnamon.  Pour into a shallow ceramic dish that snuggly fits the apples in one layer.
  • To make the topping, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl.  Beat the egg briefly then add to the dry ingredients.  Use your fingers to rub the mixture together into little nubbles.  Add a splash of milk if it’s not nubbly enough.
  • Sprinkle topping over the apples.  Scatter the butter cubes over the topping reasonably evenly spaced.
  • Bake in a 180 oC oven for 40 minutes. 
  • Leave to cool for 30 minutes.  This is definitely best eaten when not piping hot.

12 thoughts on “Apple Crumble

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  2. mmm one to tag for my pile of apples too. your photos are always so enticing! The autumnal chill has certainly set in now that the rain has come so a warming apple and ginger combo is just the job. lovely x

  3. I attempted to make apple crumble the other day and boldly decided that I didn’t need a recipe, instead throwing a handful of everything in. I wish I’d seen this recipe first. I think the worst thing about mine was the eating apples I used – evidently the more acidic the apple, the more inclined it is to break down and turn into delicious mush.

  4. Am just about to make this gorgeous sounding crumble but notice (I think) an error. You mention flour being mixed with the apples? I am going to leave the flour out. I guess the full amount of 150g flour is for the crumble. I will let you know the outcome.

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