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Apple Crumble in the 21st century

Even my fussiest grandchildren love this version of one of their favourite desserts.  You can add more or different spices depending on your personal or family taste.



4 apples
¼ cup water
1 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup grated (or dessicated) coconut
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
50 gms melted butter or margarine


1      Peel, core and slice the apples into a saucepan
2      Sprinkle the sugar overthe apple slices and pour the water over the top
3      Cook gently on the stove top until apples are tender, not mushy
4      Mix the flour sugar and butter or oil together to make a crumbly mixture.  (if it is too dry add more butter or margarine, if too moist add more flour)
5      Put the cooked apple mixture into an ovenware dish
6      Spread the crumble mixture evenly over the apples
7      Bake at 180 degrees c ( 350 degrees f) for 30 minutes or until the crumble topping is browned.

Note:You can use ground ginger, a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves or any combination of spices that you prefer.  Don’t be afraid to experiment.