I am really excited to share with you what I had discovered. Sounds as if I have found a new continent…haha. No, it’s just that I have discovered how easy it is to make apple crumble. Not only that, it can be heated up the next day and still taste just as good. It is a great dessert to serve any time!
I had friends over last week and thought of an easy dessert to make. There are always at least 1-2 packets of apples at home because we always make fresh carrot and apple juice. But apple desserts? Can’t really think of. The only apple dessert that I had made was the Apple Pie with French Pastry. That was very impressive and very delicious too. But I wanted to try something new. Thought for quite a while and decided to make apple crumble. I must say that I was so happy I made it. It was SO simple and easy to make and yet SO delicious! My friends liked it very much.
In fact, yesterday, I made it again because my family liked it very much. This time, for a healthier version, I used wholemeal spelt flour instead of the normal plain flour, some coconut oil to replace the butter and I used green apples. It was even better. I shared it with 2 friends and they liked it very much too. One of my friends said that she used to buy from the supermarket but now after tasting mine, she said she would not do that anymore. Fresh homemade apple crumble is still the best! I guess from now on, I will be making apple crumble very often…..*big smiles*. Maybe I will try adding berries to the apples one day. I can already hear my children screaming….haha.
Here’s my simple recipe for the apple crumble.
6 medium apples
Peel, core and cut the apples. Put into a pot. Add sugar and cook under medium fire for a few minutes. Don’t overcook it. Pour into a baking dish. I used a pyrex glass dish. You can use any other oven safe dish.
3/4C brown sugar
pinch of salt
Put all in a mixing bowl. Use finger tips to mix up all until it is like bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples and put into the oven to bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or until the top is brown and crunchy.
Beautifully baked apple crumble with a crunchy top. You can even see the apple juice oozes out from the side. This apple crumble is very delicious served hot or cold.
Ingredients C (custard)
Mix all in a pot and heat until boiling, stirring all the time until thick. Remove from heat. You can serve it hot, scooped over the crumble or you can let it cool down first, beat in some double cream or cheese for a richer cream. But if you leave the custard to cool down, it will become thicker. So, if you like it more liquid, add more milk while cooking it. The custard that I served with the apple crumble in the top picture above was mixed with double cream. You can even serve the apple crumble with ice cream…..mmmm.
I still have another small portion of the apple crumble that I made yesterday. I am going to enjoy it after this…..mmm. Now, why not you give a try if you had never made it before. I bet if I make it again, I don’t even need to follow the recipe because it’s just so simple and easy. You can always approximate the ingredients. It doesn’t really need to be fixed. You can add more apples, or more crumbles on top if you love more crunch. You can even add nuts to the crumble for a more crunchy taste. It’s healthier too.
Really hope you have fun cooking and baking. I think I have been posting a lot of my baking lately….*grin*. I was just having too much fun in my kitchen. Will be back soon with something different in my next post. It won’t be baking this time.
Quote of the day……
“ The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.”
- Napolean Hill