No frills apple crumble (but darn tasty)


As part of an British food eating experience we created a bowl of crumble for a visiting friend from NYC.

I must say, it aint too fancy, but crumble is a great warming winter dish that’s easy and hard to **** up.

Here’s a simple and tasty crumble recipe donated to me by my ole pal (and great cook) Katie:

  • Get 5 large cooking apples (or non cooking even, both work) and put them in a saucepan on a low heat with quarter of a cup of water and a sprinkle of sugar.
  • Leave simmering while you prepare the top, this takes around 5-10 mins.
  • Now the topping, basically it’s equal measure of everything, 250 grams of flour, 250 of butter and 250 of sugar. Now, I tend to go for brown sugar (rumour has it however that this is just white sugar in disguise, which sadly kills the whole idea of it maybe being a tad healthier)
  • Rub the flour and butter until you get breadcrumbs, stir in the sugar, then chuck in a generous sprinkle of cinnamon!
  • Now lay the apple in the bottom of a dish and sprinkle the crumble mix on top. Don’t pat it down, leave it loose.
  • You can also put different fruits in and add oats and nuts to the top-there’s endless possibilities!! (If you ask me I prefer the simple option – not into the whole ‘dried fruit’ thing, but each to their own)


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