16 October 2009

Apple crumble or crisp

Apples are in season. So if you have an excess of picked apples this season - try this crumble. Easy, delicious and you don't have to worry about your apples rotting. I cut down consirably on sugar but you want to be careful doing that. Too little sugar will pull sugar out of the apples as they cook. Ideally, you want the apples to intensify in sweetness as they cook.
Makes a 7x11" pan of crumble
3 honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and cubed into 3/4" inch pieces - you can use any firm apple variety like Red delicious, McIntosh, etc.
Splash of lime juice
2 tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
3 tbsp of flour
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp of rolled oats
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cold butter cubed into 1/4"pieces
1-2 tbsp of apple cider
  1. Preheat oven to 400 deg. For the filling mix all ingredients for the filling in a baking pan.
  2. For the topping, roughly mix all ingredients for the topping. Squeeze the butter cubes slightly to flatten the cubes.
  3. Spread the topping evenly over the cubed apples mix. Bake until the mix is bubbling and the topping has evenly browned. About 45-55mins.
  4. Check in 30 mins - if you see white flour patches on the top, sprinkle a bit of apple cider on it and continue baking.

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