Apple and Cinnamon Crumble

This is one of the easiest of puddings and the first one that most people learn to make as children.   Now, I love puddings but I don’t really make them.   Saying that, I want to make them and want to be good at them.   As I love crumble and custard so much I decided, 20 years behind most of my contemporaries, to make one.   I have tasted hundreds and know what I like and generally I find that the simplest of crumbles are the best.  No orange or lemon zest or even nuts, just keep it simple.   These things can go in a crumble and are nice, but I have to say, it is so much nicer plain.


3 apples ( I used sweet apples but if you use sour ones you will need to add extra sugar)

80g flour

40g butter

40g sugar

tsp ground cinnamon

How to make Apple and Cinnamon Crumble

1. Peel and core the apples then cut into cubes.   Put in a saucepan with about 3oml of water.   Sprinkle with the cinnamon.   Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Make the crumble topping by rubbing the butter into the flour.   When is it like breadcrumbs, add the sugar and mix in.

3. Put the apples into an ovenproof dish.   Cover with the crumble mixture.  Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.

4. Serve warm with custard or ice-cream.

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