are popular British puddings and although there have been lots of
additions made to the recipe in over the years, this recipe is for a
traditional apple crumble like mother used to make - just wonderful
sweetened apples and the traditional fine buttery crumble.
Prep & Cook Time:
Recipe Tags: Hot .
Cold Vegetarian Pudding English England Scottish Scotland Welsh
Wales Britain Europe
450g/1lb Cooking Apples, peeled and cored (see
75g-100g/3 - 4oz Sugar
Water For the Crumble
Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and grease an
2. Cut the apples into 2.5cm/1-inch chunks then place in a saucepan
with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Sprinkle over the sugar ( according
to how sweet the fruit is) and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes,
stirring from time to time.
3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, rub the butter into the flour
with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs then stir in the
sugar and mix well.
4. Taste the apple mixture and stir in a little more sugar if
necessary, then transfer to the greased ovenproof dish and top with
half the crumble mixture pressing firmly.
5. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture evenly over the top and
bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
Serve hot or cold.
Make sure the ovenproof dish is
also freezer proof. Once
baked, allow to cool, cover with
foil or clingfilm and freeze in
the dish. Once frozen, remove
from the dish, wrap well and
return to the freezer. To cook,
unwrap, return to the original
dish and defrost before
reheating for around 20 minutes.
Key techniques required to make this
cook in an enclosed oven
Rub in - The incorporation of fat into flour. Butter is softened and
cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at
the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles
fine breadcrumbs in appearance.
Tips, Options and
If you are using eating apples, reduce the amount of sugar
as these will be sweeter than cooking apples.
Add up to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the apples before