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Apple crumble

Apples are one of my least favourite fruits. For some strange reason, I hate the texture of it and I get goosebumps when I hear the crunching of the apple – weird, I know. However, since apples are in season now, I decided to give a go at an apple dessert.


I had a hard time deciding between an apple pie or an apple crumble but I didn’t have the time to make the pie crust beforehand so I decided to make an apple crumble instead. For the apples, I used a mixture of Pink Lady and Fuji apples for a varied taste. Remember to peel and core the apples!


Nutrition per slice (serves 12)


Ingredients for the filling

  1. 3 large apples
  2. 1 tbs lemon juice
  3. 30g plain flour
  4. 20g caster sugar
  5. 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  7. 1 tsp nutmeg

Ingredients for the crumble

  1. 200g self raising flour
  2. 50g almond meal
  3. 25g rolled oats
  4. 140g brown sugar
  5. 150g butter (cold)
  6. 50g desiccated coconut
  7. 2 medium eggs beaten
  8. 50g walnuts


Preparation time: 30 min
Baking time: 30-40min or when the crust turns brown

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line an 8 inch square pan with baking paper
  3. In a large bowl, stir the apples, lemon juice, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract together until thoroughly combined
  4. Set filling aside
  5. To make the crumble, tip the flour, oats and sugar into a large bowl
  6. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until it looks like little bread crumbs
  7. Mix in the desiccated coconut and walnuts
  8. Add the beaten eggs in and mix well
  9. Pour half of the mixture into the baking pan and using the back of a spoon, press it down
  10. Add the apples on top of the bottom layer
  11. Scatter the remaining mixture over the top and press it down gently
  12. Bake it in the oven for about 60min or when the top turns golden brown


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