This is the easiest apple crumble recipe and an all-time favourite quick and easy dessert.
Each serving provides 618 kcal, 6g protein, 83g carbohydrates (of which 43g sugars), 28.5g fat (of which 18g saturates), 3.5g fibre and 0.21g salt.
For the crumble
- 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved
- pinch of salt
- 175g/6oz brown sugar
- 200g/7oz unsalted butter at room temperature, cubed, plus a little for greasing
For the filling
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Place the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir well being careful not to break up the fruit.
Butter a 24cm/9in ovenproof dish. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.
Serve with thick cream or custard.
Bramley apples will turn to a lovely fluff underneath your crumble, in this recipe with toffee-ish brown sugar. If you want a crumble with distinct apple pieces, use a dessert apple and reduce the sugar quantity.