The Perfect Apple Crumble

The Farmer’s Direct glut continues … I’m tackling it with a Louisiana-style dinner party this evening with my sister’s new bloke. We’re having hot crab dip with crudites for starters, oven-fried chicken with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and cornbread for main, and apple crumble for dessert. The apple crumble is fresh out of the oven and looking gorgeous, so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. It’s from


7 large green apples (I didn’t have any, so I used red)

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup plain flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup shredded coconut

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

2/3 cup butter (melted)

2 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD: Peel and core apples, then cut into rough 1-2cm cubes. Place apples in large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer (but don’t boil) covered with lid on med-high until apples are just tender but not too soft (usually 5mins once water is simmering). Drain apples well and place in large bowl. Combine caster sugar and cinnamon (ensures even spread), then toss through the apples. If you like the apples to be less sweet and more tart you can omit the sugar in this step, though there may be excess juice as a result. Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl until evenly mixed through. Melt butter (do not burn or boil it) and add vanilla essence to butter, stir through. Add butter mix to dry ingredients and mix well using a fork. Ensure all ingredients are moist and mixture has a crumbly texture. Place apple mix evenly in medium casserole dish. Spread crumble mix over top of apple. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30-40minutes, or until crumble topping is slightly browned. Serve with vanilla icecream, cream, or custard.

PS It’s the author of the recipe, “Chorazy” who describes the crumble as perfect. I’ll let you know if she’s right. It might have helped if I’d remembered to stir the caster sugar and cinnamon mixture through the apples before putting the crumble mixture on top … instead I had to sprinkle it on the top of the crumble, but anyway …

One thought on “The Perfect Apple Crumble

  1. we r guna try this… that is the ‘royal’ we… i say ‘i wana cook this…’ & then keep the wife company while she does it… lol

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