This recipe consists of three separate components: the filling, the crumble and the topping. The ingredients for the filling include three sliced medium Bramley apples that have been peeled and cored and 2 tablespoons of golden caster sugar. The ingredients for the crumble include 6 ounces of plain flour, 3 ounces of golden caster sugar and 3 ounces of butter. The ingredients for the filling include 1 tablespoon of rolled oats, 1 tablespoon of demerara sugar and double cream or custard to serve.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, toss the sliced apples with the sugar, and place them in a 9-inch round baking dish that is at least 3 inches deep. Lightly flatten the mixture to prevent it from becoming too crumbly.
Place the flour and sugar in a bowl, and add a pinch of salt. Add in the chopped butter, and rub the mixture together by hand until it resembles moist breadcrumbs. Alternatively, pulse the mixture in a food processor, but take care not to over-process it.
Pour the crumb mix over the apples, and use a fork to even it out. Lightly press the surface down using the fork so that the crumble holds together tightly. Sprinkle the oats and demerara sugar evenly over the apples. Place the dish on a baking tray, and put it in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden and the apples feel soft when pierced with a knife. Allow the crumble to cool for 10 minutes before serving.Learn more about Desserts