As Autumn has arrived I went on my last apple hunt of the year to get some sweet apples before they fall from the trees and end up going to waste. It was worth it as I collected loads of apples and they were incredibly sweet. I did however find the weirdest apple ever!!! It’s like two apples have been growing together. Using the apples I made an apple crumble using a BBC Recipe but I forgot to take pictures of what the final result was. But it did taste pretty good. I made sure I added more crumble than apple since I prefer the crumble part of an apple crumble. So next year when spring arrives the apples will come back and in the summer I’ll be able to go on more apple hunting and maybe even get some blackberries because I remember seeing them close to the apple tree’s.
For the crumble
- 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
- 175g/6oz unrefined brown sugar
- 200g/7oz unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
- Knob of butter for greasing
- For the filling-
- 450g/1lb apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in pieces
- 50g/2 oz unrefined brown sugar
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
- Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir well being careful not to break up the fruit.
- Butter a ovenproof dish. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture bubbling.
- Serve with thick cream or custard.