I’m not a great cook or baker, but once in a while inspiration strikes me and I attempt to make something decently edible and delicious. I recently went apple picking and have had a scrumptious basket of apples sitting in my dining room for a couple of weeks. I can’t let perfectly good food go to waste, so I decided to make a super easy apple crumble. I stumbled upon a few recipes that took over an hour to make, and that just won’t do. I need something quick and simple so I can easily memorize it and do it without glancing at the recipe every 2 minutes. I hope all you wannabe chefs that don’t want to put in too much effort enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
5-6 large apples (I used macintosh, but you can use any apples you like or mix them up)
3/4 cup flour
6-7 tbsp butter, cold (use 7 tbsp if the apples are especially large)
1 tbsp cinnamon
6 tbsp sugar
1 lemon, squeezed
1/3 cup brown sugar (I used a little more)
Vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and core the apples and chop into medium bite-size pieces.
Put 3 tbsp of the sugar and the apples in a large saucepan over medium heat. Coat the apples in the sugar and mix gently for about 10 minutes, until apples begin to soften. Once done, set aside.
Combine flour, cinnamon and the rest of the sugar (3 tbsp) into a bowl. Cut up the 6-7 tbsp of butter into medium pieces and mix into bowl with dry ingredients using your hands. Break apart butter in the dry ingredients to create a crumble consistency. Add more butter if needed.
Pour lemon juice from the lemon over the apples and place apples evenly in a baking dish.
Coat the apples with the dry mixture then add the brown sugar on top, evenly covering the apples.
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove carefully and serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add cinnamon on top if you prefer the taste.
Voila! Simple, and easy apple crumble in under an hour!