A couple of weeks ago I asked David if he wanted me to bake him something and he asked for apple crumble. I hopped onto Google and found a recipe on the blog Bake Play Smile. I discovered that an apple pie and an apple crumble are two different things – I kept telling David that I was making and apple pie, but he was like “please don’t make me a pie” This recipe is pretty easy to follow and it’s a great one to do with someone – David helped by cutting the apples and stirring the pot until they became soft.
Apples being sliced for the super yummy filling
All ready for the oven – the only thing I would do differently is double the amount of apples used, I think my dish was slightly bigger than the one in the recipe I was following.
Here is the recipe – which can also be found here
- 5 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons plain flour
- 115g butter, cut into small cubes
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (180 if using fan-forced).
- Grease a oven-proof baking dish with butter and set aside.
- Place the peeled and sliced apples into a medium saucepan with the water, caster sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Bring to a low simmer for 5-10 minutes or until just softened. Drain off the excess liquid.
- Place the stewed apples into the baking dish.
- To make the crumble, place the oats, brown sugar, plain flour and butter into a bowl. Use your fingers to squeeze and break up the lumps of butter until crumbs have formed and all of the oats and flour are completely combined with the butter (there should be no loose bits left!).
- Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and place into the preheated oven.
- Cook for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.
- Serve immediately with ice-cream or cream.
I hope you enjoy baking this as much as I did.