It must be fall, because we are diving back into Apple Crumble. This has to be in my top 5 top desserts for fall and winter. I make is so often for many different reasons. The ingredients are always on hand, almost everyone loves it, and it takes no time to put together. Great for me, because I can be kind of lazy.
If you love apple pie and have never made a crumble, make it! Much less work and just as delicious. In my humble opinion. This is kind of like pie for lazy people, people like me. Also it looks "rustic", which is also great for my less than perfect dessert skills. One day I will present to you a perfect looking cake, promise.
For now, lets take a look at Apple Crumble.
Apple crumble is such an easy dessert to make and you can have it all done beforehand. You can make it, put it in the fridge and then bake it before serving. Again, a great dessert to make when you know you are going to be busy in the kitchen and don't want to be fussing at the last minute. It is one of my go to desserts.
If you just happen to be wondering what is the world is difference between a crumble, a crisp and a cobbler, I got an answer. I may have covered that already somewhere along the way, but just in case you missed it. A classic crumble only uses a flour based crumble topping. Whereas a crisp, uses a flour and oat based crumble topping. So, where does that leave the cobbler? That my friends is done with a cake like topping. All very similar but different in their own unique way. They are all delicious in my books and classic desserts for fall.
Classic Apple Crumble
Serves 8 / Prep time; 15 minutes / Bake time: 40 minutes
6 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices (I used golden delicious)
1 cup/125 grams of plain four
2/3 cup/75 grams of oats
1/2 cup/100 grams of sugar
1/2 cup/112 grams of butter, room temperature
Juice of half of a lemon
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a deep 8 x 5 inch rimmed baking dish. This just happened to be the dish I used, you can use whatever baking dish you have. I would recommend that it is a dish is about 3-4 inches deep.
Fill the dish with the apples, squeeze in lemon juice, mix and set aside.
If you have a food processor, this is a easy way to make the crumble topping. Just toss in the flour, oats, sugar, pinch of salt and butter. Push play and off it goes. Wizz it up for about 30 seconds or until it resembles a bread crumb consistency. If you are not using a food processor, just add all the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and cut in the butter. Use your finger tips to incorporate the butter in to the flour mixture. Do this to make sure all of the flour and butter is incorporated into each other. This will only take a few minutes and again you will have a bread crumb consistency.
Now, spoon the crumble mixture evenly over the fruit. Bake in your preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden and the fruit underneath is completely soft. Remove from oven and set dish on a wire rack.
Suggested serving with cold ice cream, whipped cream or Greek yoghurt.
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