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Apple crumble

March 12, 2009 | Filed under Dessert

An easy to make and tasty dessert.  you can vary this by using different fruit and a variety of ingredients in the topping.

apple-crumble

Ingredients

4 apples
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
2 cups white flour
½ cup white sugar
50 gms melted butter or margarine

Method

1      Peel, core and slice the apples into a saucepan
2      Sprinkle the sugar over the 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.

Serves 4

Variations

  • For a crunchier texture, use 1 cup wholemeal flour and 1 cup rolled oats in place of the white flour
  • Use brown sugar instead of white sugar to cook the apples and or in the crumble mixture
  • Add 2 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice.
  • Instead of apples, try other cooked fruits such as rhubarb, plums pears, blackcurrants, blueberries, blackberries, peaches or apricots.

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