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Apple Crumble

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Best served with cream or custard, or even both!

For the crumble
 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved
 pinch of salt
 175g/6oz brown sugar
 200g/7oz unsalted butter at room temperature, cubed, plus a little for greasing
For the filling
 450g/1lb apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in pieces
 50g/2oz brown sugar
 1 tbsp plain flour
 1 pinch ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.


Place the flour, salt 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 24cm/9in 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.