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Apple & Cinnamon Crumble

The Bramley Apple harvest is underway here in County Armagh. As the days start to turn colder what better recipe than a delicious Apple & Cinnamon Crumble.

This Apple & Cinnamon Crumble recipe is so easy to make and requires only a few store cupboard ingredients aside from the apples. You can easily adjust the recipe to your own taste by leaving out the nuts and / or the cinnamon.

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble Recipe

Servings: 6

Cooking time: 45 minutes


What you’ll need

1.1litre capacity pie dish, lightly buttered


Ingredients

Apple Crumble Base

  • 2-3 Large Bramley Apples
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumble Topping

  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 130g butter
  • 25g oats (optional)
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 50g Demerara sugar
  • 50g blanched almonds, chopped roughly
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160° Fan / 180 C / 350F
  2. Peel and core the Bramley apples and cut them into thick slices.
  3. Place in a bowl with the soft brown sugar and cinnamon and toss together and then put in the pie dish.
  4. To make the crumble, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, and add the sugar, cinnamon, almonds, and oats.
  5. Sprinkle over the apple and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the topping is cooked and golden and the apples are soft.
  6. Push a little sharp knife into the middle to test if the apples are soft.
  7. Serve warm with cream, ice cream, or custard.
  8. Keeps well and reheats the next day.

Notes

What is the secret to a good crumble ?

Lots of butter in the crumble and a light hand ! Using seasonal fruit.

To make your crumble crunchy make sure you cook it long enough until it starts to get a good colour.

Bramley Apples are great for a crumble as they cook down so easily. You do not need to cook them beforehand.

You can substitute the brown sugar with caster or demerara sugar.

If you prefer you can leave the almonds out or toasted chopped blanched hazelnuts would be delicious also.

Read more about Armagh the Bramley Apple County

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As always your class was an inspiration; I always enjoy your demos.

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