Apple crumble is one of those classic dessert that is usually a hit with the crowd. So when it came to hosting dinner on a Monday night, I wanted to make dessert that would be suitable for a dinner party and a lunch time snack.
Instead of coming up with my recipe for the dessert, I turned to my recipe book (Gina Steer’s “The step-by-step baking cookbook”).
Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 1hr 5 mins
50g. Caster Sugar
1 zest. lemon
200g. Plain flour
250g. Demerara Sugar
150g Rolled oats
150g. Butter (melted)
1/2tsp. Baking soda
Let’s get started:-
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius (10 minutes before baking)
Place the apples, caster sugar, cinnamon and lemon into a saucepan over a low heat.
Cook for 15 minutes , stirring occastionally until the apple is cooked through. Remove the cover and stir well with a wooden spoon to break the apple completely. Cook for a further 15-30 minutes over a very low heat until it is thickened and slightly darkened (allow it to cool).
In another bowl, mix the flour, demerara sugar, baking soda, oats and butter until well combined and crumbly.
Pour the apple mixture into the oiled baking pan and sprinkle the crumbled oat mixture.
Bake in the oven or 30-35 minutes until it is golden brown
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
This can be served warm/cold with cream or custard. I initially served the dessert with custard (with our guests). I later tried it with some cream the following day. Let me know in the comments below how yours went.