As many of our gardens are turning Autumnal and leaves are littering the ground, we don’t need to mourn the loss of beautiful flowers and fragrant fruits. Autumn has a brand new bounty that is just as enjoyable if you know what to do with it. Today I’m sharing our wonderful Crab Apple Crumble recipe, an Autumnal twist on a classic dish.
500g/17 oz cooking apples
250g/8.5 oz gms crab apples
Light brown sugar to taste
For the Crumble
250g/8.5 oz plain flour
125g/4.25 oz butter/margarine
125g/4.25 oz light brown sugar
Cut the crab apples into quarters, cut out the core and place in a bowl of water with some lemon juice to help keep their colour. Peel and chop the cooking apples and put into the same bowl.
Place all the fruit into a saucepan with a small amount of the water with lemon. Cook until soft and then add the brown sugar to taste. Then put all the fruit into an oven proof dish.
Sieve the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter/margarine until it resembles bread crumbs. Add the 125g light brown sugar and mix.
Place the crumble mixture over the fruit and put into a moderate oven (180C, 170C for Fan ovens, 350F, Gas Mark 4) for about 20 mins until golden.
Enjoy with some custard, ice cream or cream!