Apple crumble

Apple crumble

Cooking time: 40mins
Serves 4.

This is a classic warming British pudding to keep you toasty on those cold autumnal nights. The fruit filling, which can be made from any kind of apples, benefits from a hint of cinnamon which gives a lovely spicy flavour. This quick, easy recipe takes just minutes to prepare.

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60g (2oz) plain flour
40g (1 ½ oz) butter
20g (3/4 oz) brown sugar
10g (½ oz) oats
20g (¾ oz) chopped nuts (optional)

300g (10 ½ oz) apples
1 1/3 tbsp orange juice (either juiced fresh from an orange or bought)
If using cooking apples add 2 heaped tbsp sugar


Preheat the oven to gas Mark 4 (180c).

In a mixing bowl, rub together the flour and butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Stir in the oats, sugar and nuts (if you are using them).

Grease an oven-proof dish or several small oven-proof dishes (ramekins).

Peel, core and chop the apples into approximately 1cm cubes. Place cubes of apple in a buttered dish, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (if you are adding sugar to the apples).

Lightly shake or mix the apples to ensure the cinnamon and sugar are evenly distributed. Then sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apple mixture.

Place in the oven and cook for 25 mins for small crumbles and 40 mins for one large crumble.

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