This apple crumble recipe is truly the best that you will ever find using only 3 ingredients for the topping. Use this recipe for any fruit filling that you would normally use for a pie.
I say this best apple crumble is “simply the best” because it is unimaginably easy to make, yet the flavor is indescribably delicious.
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I have no written recipe for this crumble, since my mother taught me how to make it when I was a little girl in Scotland, and just told me to remember the ration of 2-4-6. That is: 2 oz of sugar, 4 oz of butter and 6 oz of flour.
Everyone knows how buttery and delicious shortbread is; well this is a sort of crumbled shortbread topping on a warm, fruit base. My favorite crumbles are apple, cherry, rhubarb crumble, or strawberry-rhubarb crumble, but any fruit which can be baked into a pie works perfectly.
In Britain, this dessert (pudding, as it is called there) is traditionally served with custard or cream. Either one puts this creation into the stratosphere!
It is difficult to imagine how something so simple can taste so fabulous, but in many circumstances, “simple” is often the best!
If you’re unsure about how to prepare the fruit, just click on the link for the partially cooked/steamed fruit that is highlighted in the recipe below.
The Best Apple Crumble Recipe
Recipe from Lidia Conte. serves 10
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
- partially cooked/steamed apple (or other choice of fruit) with some sugar added (or you can also use raw fruit) I love apple, rhubarb, cherries, peaches, strawberry/rhubarb, blueberry, etc.
Cut the butter into the flour with two knives until the pieces of butter are quite small.
Finish off mixing the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers, until it resembles a “crumble” mixture.
Stir in the sugar. That’s it!
Place the fruit in a baking dish or individual ramekins and top with a generous amount of the crumble.
If using ramekins, place on a baking tray.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 400°F (205°C) or until top is golden brown.
Since the cream in the US is very thin, I beat it ever so lightly to get a “double cream” type consistency, so it’s a little thicker when pouring it on. This really is the best apple crumble recipe you’ll find, and if you disagree, send me your best!
Either way, I bet this will be one of your all time favorite desserts, after you make it just once!
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- 2 oz (1/4 cup) white sugar
- 4 oz (1/2 cup or one stick) good quality butter, like Kerrygold
- 6 oz (1 1/4 cups) good quality flour
- 12 to 16 oz or 1 1/2 to 2 cups of partially cooked/steamed apples
- Cut the butter into the flour with two knives until the pieces of butter are quite small.
- Finish off mixing the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers, until it resembles a "crumble" mixture.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Place the fruit in a baking dish or individual ramekins and top with a generous amount of the crumble. If using ramekins, place on a baking tray.
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes at 400°F (205°C) or until top is golden brown.
- Since the cream in the US is very thin, I beat it ever so lightly to get a "double cream" type consistency, so it's a little thicker when pouring it on.
- (Or you can make homemade custard, or use Bird's powder, which Brits have used for many years.)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 228Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4g
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