Apple Crumble Bars

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

Ingredients:

450g. Apples

50g. Caster Sugar

1tsp. Cinammon

1 zest. lemon

50g. Raisins

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.

 

 

 

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