Saturday, December 04, 2010

Home-made Apple Crumble

We were given sooo many organic apples when we went for this Intercultural seminar about 2 months ago. The owner of some apple trees simply went over to the building where our seminar was held and asked if anybody wanted free apples.

The Singaporean in me leaped for joy naturally! The apples were so fresh and natural that our entire car smelt of them for days after they were loaded inside!

However, having so many apples at home meant that they had to be eaten up within a short amount of time! Plus, most of them were pretty small (which is further proof that they are organic) so it wasn't that "enjoyable" to eat them directly. We kept them for as long as could before I decided to crack my brains to figure out what I could do with the apples. And wa-lah! Up came this dessert which I haven't made in ages.

Apple Crumble! 
The crumble needs to be huge, so that you can actually bite them into bits!
Serve them with vanilla ice-cream for the best dessert ever! Its superb for winter because its actually warm!

- 240 grams Flour
- 120 grams Butter
- 60grams Sugar
- 5 to 6 large Apples (we just used all the apples we had)

(Please note that the proportions are arbitrary. A friend showed me once how she made apple crumble so I just tried to estimate the proportion)

1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

2. Mix flour, butter and sugar together in a bowl with your hands. It is very trial-and-error. Break up the butter and combine it thoroughly with the flour and sugar. The texture of the crumble should resemble huge breadcrumbs. You don't want them to be too fine, because the large crumbles taste the best.

3. Peel and slice the apples into bite-sized portions. Place them in an oven-proof dish.

4. Evenly spread the crumble on top of the apples. 

5. Place it on the middle shelf in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until done. Keep an eye on it to ensure that top layer does not burn.

6. Serve hot with vanilla ice-cream.



Happy Auntie said...

Apple crumble is one of my favorites! I add lots of cinnamon to mine, though. I toss the apples with some and add some to the crumble portion as well. Delicious!

I had a ton of apples myself this year as well - I found a local orchard where I could pick my own for about half the price of the apples in the grocery store, so I went a little crazy. :) I ended up making apple butter with most of them - it's like a jam or fruit spread. If you google it, I'm sure you'll find lots of recipes. I put mine into small containers and freeze it so we can enjoy it for months. :)

PS - I LOVE all your food posts from Salzburg!

Pris said...

Hi HappyAuntie!
Thanks for popping by my blog! So great to hear from you here! You got to share with me your recipe of apple butter! That sounds soooo interesting! I wish you could send me some of your small containers!!

Yeah, I've seen recipes of Apple crumble with cinnamon....must be delicious!

PS - You gotta visit Europe one day!!! Its gorgeous here!


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