Apple Crumble

"This is a genuine English recipe, and my personal favorite! The crumble is crumbly as opposed to crispy. Serve hot or cold with custard or light cream (either one having a thin, pouring consistency). You can also make this with peaches, blackberries, rhubarb, etc. (I've tried making it with strawberries and rhubarb, and it turned out wonderfully!)"
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F, Place sliced apples in a greased 13" X 9" dish.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon over fruit.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and salt.
  • Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of sugar.
  • Sprinkle over fruit.
  • Bake at 400 F for 30-45 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.

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  1. This recipe was so good and super easy!!
  2. I've been looking for a crumble recipe that resembles the taste and texture of my childhood. The search is over! I only used half the sugar, and tossed the apples in two tablespoons of sugar instead, and served with custard. PURE HEAVEN! thx.
  3. That dish had very strong flavour, sour-sweet, huhh! But it tasted good, great for a sweet-tooth! I served it with whipped cream. Thank you for posting it!
  4. My recipe is very similar to yours and it's everyone's favourite here (at home and on campus!). In my version, I use a 12" x 8" dish, add cinnamon with just 1 tbsp of sugar to the sliced apples (6-7 apples) and sprinkle some grated nutmeg alongwith cinnamon on top of the crumble mixture. I serve it hot - DH loves it with custard but I like mine with vanilla ice cream (I am not a big fan of custard). I sometimes make it with peaches and pears. Just wanted to let you know it's a big hit here as well!
  5. Well I know you don't need more compliments, but I gotta write this! THANK YOU for a recipe that is so easy to make gluten-free and that tastes so good. I made it tonight when my daughter had a friend over for the night, and they both gobbled it up even though it's only my kids that can't have gluten. I think between my mum, son, daughter, her friend and myself, it's all gone (shameful but true!) Can't wait until the next farmer's market to get some more apples!



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