apple crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple crumble

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 minutes + 40 minutes baking

Serves: 8

Nothing beats a bowl of apple crumble with a bit of custard or ice-cream and best of all it’s really simple to make. I’m sure there are loads of recipes for making it, but I still use one passed down from my Granny with a few of my own tweaks.

Ingredients

115g Self-raising flour
115g Butter
100g Granulated sugar
3 medium cooking (Bramley) apples
Raisins

How to make apple crumble

Preheat the oven to 170 fan (190C, gas mark 5)

Mix together the butter, flour and sugar until you have a fine breadcrumb

Get your toddler to measure the dry ingredients (115g flour, 115g sugar) into a small bowl using a spoon. I always face the numbers of the scale towards me so I can keep an eye on how much Hannah’s putting in – and I’ve learned through experience that it also stops her pressing the reset button! They can then pour each ingredient into a larger mixing bowl or food processor if you’re using one. Chop the butter (115g) into pieces before adding it to the bowl – you’re toddler may be able to help with this if it’s soft enough.

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You can either make the crumble mix by hand. To do this, rub pieces together with your fingers until they start to resemble a moist breadcrumb. Shake the bowl to make larger pieces come to the surface then rub them in. It works best with cold butter and cold hands. Heat can make it go a bit clumpy, but don’t worry, it’ll still taste nice. This can be a fun way to get your hands dirty but if you’re short for time doing it in a food processor is much faster. Use the pulse setting to mix everything until it’s ready – it doesn’t take long.

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Prepare the apples and place them in a baking dish

Peel, core and chop the apples. Hannah is still too little to use a sharp knife or peeler so I peel and core them and get her to slice them using the food processor. She’s itching to help me chop things in the kitchen so soon I’ll get her to help. Luckily, as apples soften as you cook them, it doesn’t matter too much if they’re not cut perfectly evenly.



If you want, once you’ve placed the apples in the baking dish, you can add your own twist to it. I usually get Hannah to sprinkle over some raisins, but you could add mixed spice, cinnamon, blueberries etc.

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Pour over the crumble mix

Get your toddler to press down the apples before adding the crumble on top.

apple crumble

Bake for 35-40 minutes

It’s ready when the top looks golden and the apples have softened (check with a skewer or sharp knife if you’re not sure).

 

Apple crumble

Nothing beats a bowl of apple crumble with a bit of custard or ice-cream and best of all it’s really simple to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, dessert
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 115 g Self-raising flour
  • 115 g Butter
  • 150 g Granulated sugar
  • 3 medium cooking Bramley apples

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/350F

    Mix together the butter, flour and sugar until you have a fine breadcrumb.

    • Measure the ingredients into a bowl. If you are making the breadcrumbs by hand, rub the mixture between your fingers until you have a fine breadcrumb. Alteratively you can use a use a food processor to blast it all together into a crumb.

    Prepare the apples and place them in a baking dish.

    • Peel, core and chop the apples and add them to your baking dish. Sprinkle over some raisins, blueberry or cinnamon if you would like.
    • Pour over the crumble mix

    Bake for 35-40 minutes

    • It’s ready when the top looks golden and the apples have softened (check with a skewer or sharp knife if you’re not sure).

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