Mum’s Apple Crumble Recipe

31 Dec

For all you guys out there who can’t afford (time and money wise) to make an extravagant dessert, here’s some humble pie. I mean, crumble. Straight from my Mom to me to you. 🙂 Happy New Year everyone!

What you need:
2 cups of baking flour
250 gm salted butter (in a block, not pieces)
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
4 medium sized apples, peeled-cored-and cut into square pieces
3/4 cup of castor sugar ( if you like the brown sugar taste, get ready brown sugar)

What to do:
Put the flour and butter in the refrigerator while you cook the apples.

In a vessel, put in peeled, cored and cut apples. Add sugar and cook for about 5 minutes till the sugar melts and evaporates, keeping the apples moist. Let it cool. Thats your apple sauce.

Take a large bowl. Put in the flour, cinnamon powder and the block of butter. Use only your finger tips and break the butter into the flour. It is important to make pinching movements which is to say, don’t knead it.

With the right technique, you will soon find that the butter and flour end up making a mixture which finally resembles bread crumbs. This is your crumble.

Once the crumble is ready, take a pie dish /pyrex dish or a pyrex bowl. Apply some butter for greasing. Put in the cooked apple sauce and spread it in the bowl to make a nice fat layer.

On that, spread the crumble uniformly.

In a preheated oven, on a heat of 180 degrees , bake it for 20 to 25 minutes till it is nicely golden brown.

Serve it with dollops of vanilla ice-cream, and with a cherry on the top!

For an extra kick, you may also add nutmeg powder and clove powder to the apples when making the sauce.

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