Apple crumble is a quick and easy way to use up your apples without investing the time to make a pie. This recipe requires fewer ingredients than a traditional apple pie, but it is just as delicious. Here's how to make apple crumble:
Ingredients and supplies:
- 6 apples (for best taste, use a mixture of sweet and tart apples)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove or 1 stick of cinnamon
- Medium pan with lid
- Wooden spoon
- Medium mixing bowl
- Sharp knife
- Prepare the ingredients. Peel and core the apples, and then slice them into pieces. The pieces do not have to look presentable, since they will be cooked down in the apple crumble. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
- Cook the apples. Place the apple chunks into a pan. Then add a cup and a half of the sugar, as well as the cinnamon stick or clove. Cover the pot and allow it to stew gently for half an hour. Make sure not to allow the apples to burn. Stir occasionally using a wooden spoon. At the end of half an hour, the apples should be soft, but not pureed into applesauce yet.
- Make the crumble topping. While the apples are cooling, make the topping for your apple crumble. Combine the flour with the rest of the sugar. Then slice the butter into small pieces, and combine it with the flour/sugar mixture. Mix with your hands until the mixture becomes crumbly. Do not try to add the butter all at once in one large piece, because it will not mix together with the flour and sugar. It must be in small pieces to come together correctly.
- Assemble the apple crumble. Once the apples have cooled down a bit, spoon them into a baking dish. If you enjoy cinnamon, sprinkle a cinnamon/sugar mix over the top of the apples. Then cover them with the crumble topping. Make sure that the crumble topping reaches all the way to the corners and is relatively level. Try not to press the crumble into the apples too much, or it will become soggy.
- Bake the apple crumble. Bake for around 30 minutes, or until the crumble turns golden brown and crunchy. The apples should be bubbly.
- Enjoy! Allow to cool for fifteen minutes before serving. Apple crumble is best served warm, with either vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The leftovers make a delicious breakfast treat, whether served cold or reheated.
Many families make apple crumble as a traditional holiday dessert. It is simple to make and easy to assemble, and it is sure to please everyone.