Apple Crumble


  * 4-6 Cooking Apples * 150g granulated sugar * 65g/2oz butter, softened * 110g/4oz demerara sugar * 90g/3oz Porridge Oats * 90g/3oz Plain Flour *

To serve * Ice Cream or Custard

You will also need a 20cm tin or glass bowl to cook the crumble in, A large Saucepan for the Apples, a sieve as well as a mixing bowl.


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2. Peel,Core,Slice and dice 6 Cooking Apples.

3. Add water and the granulated sugar to the apples.Cook for 15 Minutes

4. Gently heat the knob of butter in a pan

5. When the butter is melted, add the Porridge oats to the mixing bowl along with the demerara sugar and mix with the butter,covering all the mixture well. The flour should bond the topping all together.

6. When the Apples are cooked, they should be very soft and bubble on the top of the Pan.Check if they are sweet enough,if not it is vital at this stage to add more and then check if they are sweet enough.

7. Once they are sweet enough,drain the apples very well in the sink.

8. Add the fruit to the base of the tin/bowl which should be spread evenly.

9. Add the crumble mixture on top, into the middle first and spread to the sides .

10. Bake for 25- 30 Minutes or until it is golden brown on top. I did mine this time via a Halogen Oven!

11. Let it cool before serving with Ice Cream or Custard!