One of my all time favourite desserts is this recipe which is one of my mother’s recipes and she loves it so much. Although my mother doesn’t use craisins or cinnamon, I have added some in the filling as my husband and children love it this way. We ate this with some soft vanilla ice cream, but custard or whipped cream or even crème fraîche would work well, too.
For the crumble:
• 35g rolled oats
• 35g wholemeal flour
• 20g sugar
• 35g margarine or butter
For the filling:
• 400 g cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered
• 70 g sugar, to sweeten
• 1 tablespoon water
• 2 T craisins
• 1 tsp cinammon
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to chunks.
Put the apples in to a pan with the sugar and water. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes and place in a small oven proof dish. Mix in the craisins and cinnamon.
Place the flour and oats in a bowl and mix well. Cut the margarine or butter in to small cubes and add this to the oats and flour. Mix with your fingertips until it resembles an even crumb texture. Add the sugar and mix through.
Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the crumble is golden and the apple hot.