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Monday, July 26, 2010

Apple Crumble

An apple crumble will take less time and ingredients to prepare than an apple pie, but it's just as delicious and comforting. I've made this a few times and my family loves it. It goes very well with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. The combination of hot apples and cold ice cream is heavenly!

Granny Smith apples - 5-6
Plain flour - 200g
Sugar - 200g
Butter - 120g
Cinnamon stick -1
Ground almonds

Peel and core the apples and dice them into smaller chunks. Put the apples into a pan, add 3/4 of the sugar, cinnamon stick and cover the pan. You can add a little water here. Let it stew gently for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lightly mash the apples. The apples should be soft but not pureed.

Put the apples into a serving dish and allow to cool.

To make the crumble, mix flour, ground almonds, the remaining sugar and butter with your fingers until it becomes breadcrumb like. Sprinkle the crumble and cover the entire surface of the stewed apples. Bake for 30-40 minutes until it's golden brown, and serve it with ice-cream.

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