Mum’s Apple Crumble

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It’s Mothers Day after all, so I feel as though I should post one of my mums best recipes: the humble crumble – I did not plan that (just saying)!

Autumn is well under way here in Perth and things are really starting to cool down. Which means that all things food are starting to heat up!

One thing, I love about winter is the food. I adore a good curry, soup, risotto, or warm cake or pudding. But one meal in particular stands out, and that would have to be my mums crumble! That has to be one of my favourite desserts ever (only behind cheesecake)!! Especially when it’s paired with homemade custard – now that’s next level!

I have posted a crumble recipe before but that was more of a healthy, modern crumble recipe by Donna Hay, however, this one is very traditional. The only thing different to most of the recipes you guys make at home is that I decided to use Amy’s Grains instead of oats in this recipe to add a little bit more of some wholegrain goodness in there!

This recipe is solely my mums so I owe all the credit to her. She is one of those people who just chucks random estimated amounts of ingredients into a recipe and it always seems to work out just perfectly. I seriously don’t know how she does it because if I tried that it would not end well, let me tell you!! As a result, the quantities of the ingredients in this recipe are merely a guide and crumble is a fairly forgiving recipe so do not stress out too much if you don’t have the correct amount of ingredients!

Nonetheless, happy cooking!

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Recipe:

Mum’s Fruit Crumble

Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 apples*
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons caster sugar*
  • Cinnamon quill (optional)
  • Vanilla bean (optional)
  • ¾ cup Amy’s Grains or rolled oats*
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 125 grams chilled butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples. Place them in a casserole dish, along with the cinnamon quill and vanilla bean, and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake in oven until softened but not soggy – about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all the dry ingredients together. Rub the butter into the dry mixture with fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add more butter if need be.
  4. Once the apples are cooked pour over crumble mixture and return to oven.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes until golden brown and crunchy.
  6. Serve with homemade custard or some ice cream!

Notes:

  • * Apples can be substituted for most other seasonal fruits. I recommend pear, nectarines, plums, apricots, rhubarb or berries.
  • * For a softer more fudgier crumble topping use brown sugar. Caster sugar creates a more crunchy topping.
  • Just a little reminder that you can get 20% off anything on the Amy’s Grains and Eating Fit website with my promo code AMYe7ec.

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Also, I’d like to wish a very big Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! I hope your day was as wonderful as this crumble is!!

 

Tanisha xx