Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crispy Apple Crumble

I had a bunch of apples leftover around the house and I know there could only be one solution, warm apple crumble. If you are thinking apple crumble must be just like apple pie, you are on the wrong track. Apple crumble is so easy to make almost anyone can do it.

Recipe yields 10 servings

10-12 apples (I used a mix of Jonagold, Fiji and Macoun)
4 tbsp unsalted butter
4 tbsp flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water

1 cup flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp unsalted butter

Vanilla ice cream
Caramel sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel all of your apples and cut them into a large dice.

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet and stir in your flour. Add half the diced apples, half the spices and half the brown sugar. Add 1/4 cup water and stir so that all apples are evenly coated with the mixture. Cover skillet and cook on medium high for 8-10 minutes. Repeat with the second half of your apples.

While apples are cooking, combine ingredients for the crumble in a medium bowl.

Using your fingers, mix all ingredients together and mash up the butter. You want to create 'crumb' like pieces.

Remove cover from skillet. Apples are done when they are soft and easily pierced with a fork. Additionally, the spice mixture will now be thick and syrupy.

Remove apples into a baking dish.

Top the apples with an even layer of the crumble.

Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. The crumble is ready to be removed when the top is golden brown and the syrup is bubbling around the outsides.

Spoon the crumble onto a serving dish and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!