I know it all seems very easy, but I do think sticking to the ratio is important.
Obviously, if you want to use fresh apple, go ahead. But I am quite happy with tinned.
Apple Crumble Recipe
1 x tin of apples (or any other fruit you like)
75g butter (cold, diced)
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
handful of oats
few tbsp of coconut
sprinkle of slivered almonds
A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and extra brown sugar
Spread the apples in a baking dish, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or brown sugar, or both.
In a food processor blend flour, baking powder and sugar.
Add pieces of butter and blend until mixture starts to come together….(I”ll explain in NOTES)
Transfer to a bowl and mix in the coconut, oats and almonds.
Pour over the apples and bake for about half an hour.
Notes on the Recipe
I tried adding slivered almonds for the first time last night, and they were indeed the jewel in the crown, so I absolutely recommend, for special occasions, to get some especially. But for just any old night, if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it.
I believe the trick to a good crumble is to blend the flour and butter a little more than the recipe books suggest…a little more than ‘fine breadcrumbs’….blend until the mixture goes a bit more moist and larger chunks appear. This will your crumble a lovely chunky texture.