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Delicious and seriously easy apple crumble.

What do you do when you have only a couple of hours to spare before bedtime? You make apple crumble for supper!

Fruit crumble is possibly one of the easiest desserts to make from scratch. It looks impressive and tastes as though there’s a huge labour of love involved but the truth is, I only needed less than 15 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to watch TV while it baked in the oven.

If you don’t cook or bake very much, I most definitely think that this is the dish to make to impress your friends & family! And what’s more, you don’t even need a whole lot of ingredients, which is a winner in my book. This recipe serves 2, so if you want to make more just multiply the amounts accordingly.

For the filling:

  • 2 green apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 50grams of granulated sugar

For the crumble:

  • 85 grams of flour
  • 35 grams of butter
  • 25 grams of caster sugar (I used demerara sugar though)

# – First, lay the apples on an ovenproof dish or ramekins (for individual serving).

# – Then pour granulated sugar over the apples and ensure they are well coated. Set aside.

# – Sift the flour into a mixing bowl.

# – Add the butter into the flour.

# – Rub flour and butter with your fingers until they resemble fine breadcrumbs.

# – Now throw in the caster sugar (demerara sugar in my case) and mix. This is now the crumble.

# – Next, sprinkle the crumble evenly over the apples.

# – Make sure the apples are fully and evenly covered by crumble, like this.

# – Stick it in pre-heated oven at 190 degrees celcius for 15 minutes then reduce to 180 degrees celcius for a further 40 minutes or till top is lightly brown, so check your oven, ya!

# – Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream for a perfect but simple & delicious dessert.

The combination of the tart & juicy apples with sweet, crunchy crumble is pure heaven! I’m going to make this regularly because the ingredients are readily available & reasonably cheap, the recipe is so easy an 8 year old can make it no problem and most importantly, I LOVE IT!

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25 Responses to Delicious and seriously easy apple crumble.

  1. ShaolinTiger March 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    Certified yummy!

  2. Huai Bin March 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Damn that looks really good. The first few photos are awesome – really whets the appetite. :D

    I’ve been inspired to cook again, perhaps now I’ll do a bit of baking too.

    The fresh apples nicely sliced is very nicely shot. How do you like them apples?

    *lame wordplay

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      thanks HB. cook more now that there’s a +1 to share the food with ;)

  3. ahsiang March 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    feel very hungry after seeing the last photo……

  4. GIn March 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    if u add a bit of lemon juice and some cinnamon into the apples, it really gives it an extra burst of flavour =D

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      i wont add the juice cause the apples i used were tart green ones, but gonna try that cinnamon tip! thanks babe!

  5. Jazz March 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    yummy….Kim : where u buy the demerara sugar?

  6. samsoonlovely March 30, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    if you mix half oats, half flour for the crumble, it gives a nicer crunchy texture.

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 11:23 am #

      ooh thanks for the tip!!! will try that soon!

  7. fara March 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    try adding on some oats in the crumb mix…definite yum and more crunch!!

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      will definitely do so, thanks for the input! :)

  8. Mama Singlet March 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I just really have to say THANK YOU for making cooking and baking so accessible to those of us who love food, but just arent that experienced in that field (yet!). I read lots of cooking blogs to get inspiration and yours actually shows me that I CAN make all those desserts and yummy food easily!

    Its keeping things simple, real and practical that really help others out.

    So thank you again and keep up the good work on your culinary adventures!

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      hi mama singlet, thanks for your encouragement. i’m really touched by your comment. hope to see you here again. cheers and happy cooking!

  9. sandy March 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    hi, may i know what kind of flour i shall use? i always mess up those. >_<lll

    • Kimberlycun March 30, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

      sandy i just used ordinary white flour. good luck!

  10. ahsiang April 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Kim, I tried this on last weekend. My daughter and I love it! My wife however don’t like the apple being too sour. I didn’t put too much sugar on the apple thinking of not to be too sweet at first. Mana tau the apple is too sour. :P
    Anyway, thank you very much for super simple recipe that suitable for a guy like me that don’t how to cook!

    • Kimberlycun April 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

      Glad you and dotter loved it! :D makes me so happy to know that someone enjoyed the recipe. Hehe next time put a bit more sugar ah!! Cheers and happy cooking!

  11. Wendy May 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Hey ya! I did this for mom’s day! My family was delighted! Bestest dessert yet. ps, I’d added cornflacks in it to make it crunchier! XD Thanks for the great recipe Kim!

    • Kimberlycun May 12, 2011 at 12:06 am #

      the cornflakes a great idea! glad your family loved it :D

  12. Liz May 9, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Same here !! I made this for Mother’s Day for my mum and grandma today too !! Including serving with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream ! (And my gosh, it made the dessert taste that much better, seriously !!! :D)

    I made the silly mistake of using a baking tray (without lining it T.T) instead of a casserole dish–which was a pain to clean, after :(
    (I know, I’m such a noob at this T.T)

    But other than that, it was a success ! My grandma and mum gave me an 8 out of 10 !!! :D

    Thanks so much for the really easy recipe, that even a dumb-dumb like me can make it a success ! :)

    • Kimberlycun May 12, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      glad your granny and mom loved it! next time try soaking the tray in hot water (though i cheat by boiling water in it directly, don’t try! it might be dangerous!) the burnt sugar etc will melt off easier!

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