Apple crumble triggers happy memories of my childhood; it is the perfect combination of a golden and crunchy top with delicious baked apples. I love celebrity chef Phil Vickery’s traditional apple crumble recipe – it is quick and easy to make, a yummy treat to warm you up on a cold day.
4 large Bramley cooking apples
4 tbsp olive oil
1 large lemon, the zest and juice of
400g unrefined caster sugar
2 pinches cinnamon powder
115g cold unsalted butter
225g plain flour
25g porridge oats
- Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.
- Cut the peeled and cored apples into large chunks.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan, add 175g sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest and juice and then add the apples. Cook the combined ingredients for 5 minutes so that the apples have softened.
- You should then tip the stewed apples into a large baking dish.
- Put the flour and butter into a food processor and whizz until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Tip into a bowl and gently stir through the sugar and then spoon over the top of the stewed apples. Sprinkle the oats on top.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until the top is browned.
You can’t beat this classic apple crumble recipe; I love how the hot, crispy crumble hides the rich fruit below. It is a delicious dessert, perfect served with madagascar vanilla custard or ice cream. Comfort food at its best!
What food triggers happy memories for you?
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