You Will Need
- 250 g white sugar
- 200 g plain white flour
- 120 g butter
- 1 clove or cinnamon stick
- 4 large cooking apples
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 pan with lid
- 1 bowl
- 1 shallow oven proof serving dish
Step 1: Peel the apples
Firstly, peel and core the apples and roughly dice them into chunks.
Step 2: Cook the apples
Put the apple chunks into a pan, add three quarters of the sugar, the cinnamon stick or clove and cover.
Step 3: Stew the apples
Allow to stew gently for half an hour, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Keep checking as they can easily burn at the beginning.
Step 4: Check the apples
Check that the fruit is cooked by mashing it a bit with the wooden spoon. The apples should be soft but not puréed.
Step 5: Allow to cool
Put the apples into the serving dish and allow to cool.
Step 6: Make the crumble
Mix the white flour, remaining sugar and the butter with your fingers in a bowl until it becomes like a breadcrumb consistency.
Step 7: Preheat the oven
Set the temperature of the oven to 150ºC (300ºF/ gas mark 2).
Step 8: Add the crumble topping
Cover the stewed apples with the crumble topping, without pressing down.
Step 9: Cook the apple crumble
Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and crunchy.
Step 10: Serve
Spoon a helping of apple crumble into a dish and serve with cream or ice cream.