Monday, 20 June 2011

Apple Crumble




5-6 apples, cored, peeled, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 cup brown sugar {or regular if you don't have brown}
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 -1/2 cup raisins
Topping
50gms cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour {maida}
2-3 tbsps brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 cup rolled oats {I use Quaker oats}


Method:
Toss the apples with the lime juice the minute you chop them to prevent them from getting oxidised and brown.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Feel free to play around with the walnuts, raisins etc, increasing, decreasing or omitting according to personal preference.
To make topping:Mix the flour, cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.
Grate in the cold butter and toss around to get a breadcrumb like mixture.Don't overwork it or the butter will melt.
Add the oats and toss gently with a spoon till uniformly mixed.

To assemble:

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Turn the apple mix into a 9" pie dish. {I cut up some extra apples for 2 individual ramekins also}
Add topping uniformly over the top, to cover the entire surface, gently pressing to seal it. It should cover the entire surface. This will help the fruit to stew underneath while baking.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown on top.
Cool on rack once done. Serve warm as is, or with unsweetened low fat cream, or a dollop of vanilla ice cream
Note: You can make this ahead and cover and refigerate. Individual portions can be reheated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, or if you intend to serve the whole portion, heat in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

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