Joell's Apple Crumble

Hi guys! Joell here! I know I'm not one of the official bakers, but as an when I do muster up some courage, I do try to bake. A week ago, I baked apple crumble with my sister. The recipe was given to us by a friend of my mum's - here it is

Apple Crumble

Serves 4

For the apple filling
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) apples
6 tbsp water
Ground mixed spices
1 tbsp caster sugar

For the topping
100 g (4 oz) plain flour
100 g (4 oz) wholemeal flour
100 g (4 oz) butter
90 g (3 oz) light brown soft sugar or Demerara sugar

Heat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius (350 degrees Farenheit/ gas mark 4)
  1. Skin/peel the apples and cut them into small, even chunks. Put them into your pie dish or baking tray
  2. Add the water. Sprinkle the apples with a large pinch of mixed spice and a tablespoon of caster sugar (I didn't do this step!)
  3. Stir the two kinds of flour together (or one kind, and if you only have one kind, remember to double the portions)
  4. Cut the butter into small chunks and add it into the flour mixture. Rub the butter into the flour with your hands
  5. When the mixture starts to look like coarse breadcrumbs, mix in the brown sugar
  6. Sprinkle the topping over the apple pie dish
  7. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the top starts turning golden brown
  8. Leave the crumble to cool for around 5 minutes
  9. TUCK IN!

I didn't have wholemeal flour, so I doubled the portion of plain flour.

This is how we cut the apples! Remember to skin them first, and chop them up into sizable pieces so people don't choke when they're eating your apple crumble.

Chopped up apples! We cut around 4 small apples, but found out (a little too late) that it wasn't quite enough to fill up the baking tray! Around 5-6 small apples would be a safe number. Also, we didn't add water or mixed spices to our apples! 

Remember not to rub the butter in too hard! It should still have a bread crumb like texture after mixing everything together.

Lay the apples at the bottom of the tray and put the topping on! It's okay if the topping falls through the apples, it makes it even yummier :-)

The finished product! (before putting it into the oven)


This was enough for a meager portion of a few large spoonfuls for each person, and fed around 3 and a half people.

To make up for the forgotten mixed spices, we put cinnamon powder onto the apple crumble!

We didn't have vanilla ice cream so we ate it with Rum & Raisin instead.

Hope you guys will all have fun making this super simple apple crumble! Till next time :-)

- Joell

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