11 March 2010

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

I think certain deserts are underestimated; an easy recipe can be just as delicious as a complicated one. In fact chefs nowadays seem to be signing the praises of just such an idea.

I have always loved apple crumble, all the wonderful taste of apple pie, without fiddling around with rolled-out pastry. The crumble for this recipe actually comes from Ottolenghi’s carrot muffins. I think it is the addition of black sesame seeds and honey that makes this buttery crumble so fabulous. Your taste buds will thank you!

You can adapt this recipe using white sesame seeds if you don’t have black ones, pears instead of apples and cook the crumble for 10 minutes longer at 150°C if you prefer a softer fruit texture.

See link ‘apple crumble’ below for recipe:


Cooking apples

The crumble

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 75g white all-purpose flour
  • 25g brown sugar
  • 50g whole rolled oats
  • 20g sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. Cut the butter into small cubes, set aside
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, oats and seeds.
  3. With your fingers, work the butter cubes into the dry ingredients until you have a bread crumb consistency.
  4. Combine the water, oil and honey, then add to the crumble, mixing with your fingers till well combined

Apple Crumble

  • 450g chopped cooking apples (approx. 3 medium whole apples)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C / 340°F
  2. Cut apples into small cubes
  3. Butter a small baking dish
  4. Add the apples
  5. Evenly sprinkle with the crumble
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Serve warm

4 Responses to “APPLE CRUMBLE”

  1. Eveline Says:

    Looks yummy! Just in time for Mother’s day pudding this Sunday – thank you 🙂 xxx

  2. Sophie Says:

    MMMMM,….your apple crumble looks so tasty & lovely,…ooh yes!

    I would like to eat it served with hot custard all over the top! Yummie!!!!

    • Hi Sophie,
      it is a great and simple recipe. Will also try making it with other fruit in the future and keep your hot custard in mind!
      Olivier is a great fan of vanilla sauce…. so he will be thrilled with this idea 🙂

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