It’s officially autumn. It looks like the end of the unseasonably warm weather and we are well into November so it’s time to break out the warming puds. I have some past their prime apples in the bowl and have even thinking of ways to avoid throwing them away.
I’ve posted before about my plum and amaretti crumble and my bumbleberry crumble but haven’t actually celebrated the humble Apple crumble before so it made complete sense to use my apples to make this delicious dessert to serve with custard after tonight’s roast.
So here it is, my version of the much loved apple crumble. Im using as a base my mums recipe. She would always add raisins to the dish to satisfy our sweet tooth’s so my homage to her is the addition of frozen cherries to give it that little extra something. I also couldn’t resist adding a handful of crushed amaretti biscuits to the topping, just because I had some to use up.
For the crumble
300g plain flour
pinch of salt
175g unrefined brown sugar
200g unsalted butter, cubed
Handful of amaretti biscuits crushed
For the filling
450g apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in pieces
Handful of frozen dark cherries
50g unrefined brown sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Place the fruit, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl, stirring well. Once all coated add to a greased ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is toasty and the fruit bubbling through. So here it is – ready for the table when we have our dinner later. Im gonna serve this with ice cream AND custard – because I can!!!