There’s nothing more therapeutic than baking, that’s why I’m so happy when the fall season rolls around. I feel like I might be on a baking binge the next couple of months, what with halloween, thanksgiving and the holidays around the corner. One of my favorite recipes to make during the fall season is apple crumble. Apple crumble is near and dear to my heart. It’s the first recipe that I learnt in my home economics class in middle school when I lived in London. I remember going down to our back garden to grab a few apples to make a warm apple crumble. My family was always most appreciative! When we moved over to the U.S. we ended donating so much of our personal items but I did manage to bring my recipe notebooks. 26 years on and after 5 house moves, I’m sure my beloved recipe notebooks are somewhere hidden in one of those moving boxes. Luckily my good friend Erum, who also moved from the UK, made an amazing apple crumble and brought it over on Thanksgiving. I am so happy to share her version of Apple Crumble. It really took me back to my happy place in London. I am sure you will love her recipe too.
Simplicity is the key to this recipe with only four ingredients, including butter, flour, sugar and of course apples. Granny smith apples are a great choice with their tart taste. Cinnamon and other preferred aromatic spices can be added but the traditional British apple crumble I learnt steers away from that. Naturally moving over to the U.S. was a shock to my culinary senses. Cinnamon in pies, cinnamon in cereal, cinnamon in bread, it’s cinnamon centric country!
This recipe is simple to make because it uses only four ingredients. Butter is rubbed into equal parts flour and sugar by hand resulting in a soft crumble which is spread over thinly sliced apples. Baking in a piping hot oven for around 40 to 50 minutes will allow for a beautiful golden crumble. Grab some custard or vanilla ice cream and enjoy.
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Happy eats my friends!