You can’t go wrong with a crumble, let’s face it – it’s cheap, easy and always a crowd-pleaser. Do you know anyone who doesn’t love a crumble?!
There are numerous variations for this recipe in terms of fruit you can use. I really like to mix a white fruit (apple, pear, pineapple, quince, etc.) with some berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.) in general as it creates a nice balance between the sweet and sharp tastes. You can mix and match depending on what’s in season too. It’s always good to serve your crumble warm with some custard, or even better with some vanilla ice cream to get another contrast going between the hot and cold.
- Fruit mix
- Apples - 4 (big cooking ones)
- Water - 1 tbsp
- Sugar - 3 tbsp (heaped)
- Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
- Blueberries - 220g
- Crumble mix
- White flour - 250g
- Butter - 110g
- Sugar - 110g
- Peel and cut the apples and cook them with the water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan for 10 mn on medium heat
- Prepare the crumble mix by mixing the flour, butter and sugar in your food processor
- Put the apple mix into a pie dish and cover with the blueberries
- Sprinkle the crumble mix evenly over the fruit mix in the pie dish
- Cook in the oven at 180°C for 40 mn
Put the oven on at full whack. Get your food processor ready, with the blade attached. Prepare all your ingredients.
Guess who the intruder is in this picture? (I have no idea what the lemon is doing in the photo!!!)
Peel and cut the apples into quarters. Remove the core and roughly slice each quarter lengthways. Put them in a a saucepan with the three heaped tablespoons of sugar, the water and the cinnamon. Cook everything for 10 minutes on medium heat with the lid on.
While the apples are cooking, prepare the crumble mix. It will be easier if you have a food processor - use it with the blade attached. (If you don't have a food processor you can mix the crumble ingredients with your fingers and/or a spoon or spatula.) Pour the flour, the butter, cut into 2-3 cm cubes, and the 110g of sugar into your food processor and mix well. You should end up with a kind of crumbly, coarse sandy mix. If it's too thick you'll need a bit more flour. If it's too powdery you'll need a bit more butter, but with these quantities it should be just right.
When the apples are cooked, put them into a pie dish.
Evenly cover the apple mix with the blueberries.
Sprinkle the crumble mix evenly over the fruit mix.
Put the pie dish in the oven and cook at 180°C for 40 mn.
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