How was your weekend? Mine was yummy!
I don’t even remember how long I have been craving for apple crumble. Just did not get a chance to have it when we eat out so to cut the wait, I’m going to make it myself. I think this is just another excuse for me to try another bake.
Timed it so I can bring this to Aileen’s for dinner; she invited a few of us over to her place for chilli crab. To tone down the spice, dessert is apple crumble. *drooling*
Take a peek at our feast that night!
Back to the crumble~ this recipe for was adapted from Nigella's website and tastes really good except a tiny bit sweet for me. It’s a keeper but will tone down the sugar next time. However, my guinea pigs loved it! (At least that’s what they said to me while they ate!)
Based on my preference, I made sure the apples were soft and baked through. I didn’t have a pyrex dish though, so I used disposable aluminum containers and its more convenient to bring it around to share. Didn’t have pecans too, threw in some cranberry for colour.
Next time will try baking crumble in other fruits like mango, banana and maybe pears too. Bliss~
The center tray is a bit burnt. Not very good heat distribution in my oven!
4 Granny Smith Apples - peel, cored and diced
150g caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
A squeeze of orange juice
Handful of dried cranberries
240g plain flour
120g caster sugar
Freeze butter for filling then dice into cubes when ready to make topping.
Preheat oven to 200C.
Heat 45g of butter in saucepan until melted. Add the squeeze of orange juice, sugar and the apple chunks. Gently sauté and add in cinnamon powder. Continue stirring until apples are mildly soft (but not cooked thoroughly). Add cranberries and stir gently. Remove from heat after about 3 mins.
For topping, thoroughly mix flour and sugar. Place cold butter cubes into the mix, using a butter knife, ‘cut’ butter into the mixture on your palm. Once butter is in small pieces, using fingers rub butter into flour until crumbly and fine.
Spoon fruit into greased dish and sprinkle crumble topping over fruit, covering the fruit well. Place into preheated oven and bake for 15-30 mins or until crumble is light golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream for the ultimate treat!