Apple Crumble is one of my favourite desserts. It’s such a comfort on cold evenings and really easy to make.
I’m not a huge fan of apples but cook them in syrup and top them with a crisp and sweet crumb and I’m on board! Apple Crumble warms my heart as well as my tummy and every time I serve it, my family feels warm and cosy too. It’s such a lovely way to round off a meal and bring everyone together which, I believe, is what family meals are all about.
This recipe is pretty easy. You stew the apples, then blitz the crumble ingredients together in a food processor, then assemble it all in a baking dish. Pop it in the oven and you’re done.
Here’s how I do it.
- 4 x Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 2 cups of water
- 3/4 cup of caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Handful of sultanas (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 170g vegan butter/margarine (I used Olivani)
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
- Place apples, water, sugar, cornflour, cinnamon, sultanas in a pot and bring to the boil.
- Lower the heat, add the vanilla and simmer until soft.
- In a food processor mix the flour, sugar, oats and butter until crumbly.
- Pour the apples into a baking dish and sprinkle with the crumble topping.
- Bake the crumble in the oven at 200C/400F until golden brown (approximately 10 minutes).
- Serve with vegan yoghurt or whipped coconut cream.