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How To Make Apple Crumble

How To Make Apple Crumble

Apple crumble is an all time classic of British cuisine, combining the sourness of cooking apples, the sweetness of the sugar and the spiciness on cinnamon. All of this is topped with a crunchy crumble topping. As far as we're concerned it simply can't be beaten!


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150° c  -  300° f

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.