Apple Crumble

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Apple Crumble with toppings

This apple crumble recipe is inspired by my dad. Apple crumble is a family favourite in our house and it was always one of those treats we looked forward to after dinner. I decided to put my own spin on it by adding some honey, oats and topping it off with some coconut yoghurt.

Apple crumble is such a versatile, quick and easy dessert to make in advance too. You can make this the night before and keep refrigerated with some clingfilm over the top. All you need to do is then pop it into the oven for 20 minutes and there you have it, a delicious dessert in no time!

This apple crumble tastes so decadent and indulgent. It is rich, sweet and has just the right amount of crunch. Perfect for entertaining or just for a delicious family dessert.

Ingredients

The Ingredients to make this apple crumble are easy and simple. You will need:

  • 4 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • 60g Ground almonds
  • 40g Oats (GF if applicable)
  • 40g Unsalted butter, chilled

How To Make This Apple Crumble

My dad always made it perfect, crunchy topping, just the right amount of apple and he always used ground almonds instead of flour which, to be honest, is an absolute game-changer. But lately, I decided I wanted it to be a little sweeter and to have extra crunch. I add some honey to the apple and some oats to the topping mixture. This small trick helps give it that golden brown topping, heightening the texture alongside the soft apple.

I add a teaspoon of honey onto the apple before adding the toppings. I have a big sweet tooth and I find that small hack really satisfies it, an apple just won’t do it for me nowadays. The sweet with the contrast of the texture from the almonds and oats is so delicious and a perfect way to end a meal.

I use Bramley apples for the crumble as I do think they work best. They aren’t too sweet and don’t turn into mush when baking. If you are looking for a sour contrasting flavour, go with granny smith apples. I haven’t tried them myself but can see why you would.

By all means, you could make a big batch of this apple crumble in an oven tray, but I like to portion mine up into individual ramekins. I find this way they are perfect for a dinner party alongside a cheeseboard or just for you to indulge yourself, I usually go for the latter.

Apple crumble close-up

Serving Suggestions

I know the favourite accompaniment for apple crumble is usually custard or cream, but I like mine with an unconventional spoonful of coconut yoghurt. I know it may sound strange, but it adds the desired creaminess with a hint of coconut which lifts the whole thing. I might add that I could add coconut yoghurt onto just about anything.

Leonora x

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Apple crumble with a spoon

Apple Crumble


  • Author: Leonora
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 individual ramekins 1x

Description

This apple crumble tastes so decadent and indulgent. It is rich, sweet and has just the right amount of crunch. Perfect for entertaining or just for a delicious family dessert.


Ingredients

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  • 4 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • 60g Ground almonds
  • 40g Oats
  • 40g Unsalted butter, chilled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F fan)
  2. In a food processor, add the oats, ground almonds and butter. Gently pulse until it resembles large breadcrumbs. You can also use your hands!
  3. Place the apple cubes into each ramekin, I aim for one apple per ramekin. 
  4. Add one teaspoon of honey over each one.
  5. Gently spoon the toppings on top of the apple and honey.
  6. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Once ready, remove and serve immediately.

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