21.9.19

A quick and easy crumble for comfort food season.


Yes, it's fast approaching.

The mornings are dark, the nights are drawing in, and the high street is bursting at the seams with brand new knitwear, boots and outerwear. There's a distinct chill in the air and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Comfort season is just around the corner, and one of my favourite treats is a naughty little crumble.

Harvey isn't a fan, so I took the opportunity whilst he was away this weekend to put together a quick and easy recipe for my favourite type of crumble: Apple and Raspberry.

It's quick and easy (as per the title) and relatively healthy by the usual crumble standards. I adore it served with warm custard, but it would work just as well with ice cream (the more melted the better!), cream or potentially even creme fraiche...


Ingredients & equipment: 
150g plain flour
100g margarine
3tbsp light brown sugar (plus additional to sprinkle)
4tbsp rolled oats
1/2 punnet of raspberries
4 Bramley (cooking) apples
1tsp cinnamon (optional)
Baking dish
Mixing bowl
Measuring scales

Method: 
  1. Preheat oven to 200º /180º(fan).
  2. Measure out the flour and margarine, and combine in a bowl, mixing until the consistency looks like breadcrumbs (feel free to use your hands). 
  3. Add the light brown sugar and rolled oats to the bowl and mix to combine. If you are also using cinnamon, add it to the mixture at this point. 
  4. Transfer bowl to fridge to chill whilst you prepare the fruit. 
  5. Peel apples and remove core (you can leave the skin on for additional vitamins/flavour, but I prefer the texture without the skin). 
  6. Cut apples into even-sized chunks and spread an even layer of apples in your crumble dish. 
  7. Add as many or as few raspberries as you like (I like my crumble to be quite tart, so I add a fair few raspberries). 
  8. Remove crumble topping from the fridge and sprinkle over the top of the fruit. 
  9. Sprinkle some additional sugar over the top to ensure a crunchy topping. 
  10. Pop in the oven for 20-30 minutes. 
  11. Remove from the oven and serve up straight away - if you're anything like me you won't be able to wait anyway! 

I don't generally have a sweet tooth, but for me, this is the ultimate autumn dessert. I love mixing it up with other combinations of fruit, but always come back to this one as my all-time favourite. What's your favourite crumble filling? 

Happy baking! X

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