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Classic Apple Crumble


  • 1.5kg mixed apples
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 50g unsalted butter , (cold)
  • 100g plain flour



  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

  2. Peel and core the apples, then quarter and chop into 3cm chunks. Place in a saucepan on a medium heat with 100g of sugar and a few fine gratings of lemon zest.

  3. Pop the lid on and cook for 5 minutes, or until the apples have softened. Remove the heat and leave to cool a little.

  4.  Meanwhile, cube the butter and place in a mixing bowl with the flour. Rub together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, then scrunch in the remaining sugar to add a little texture.

  5. Transfer the apples to a 25cm x 30cm baking dish and sprinkle over the crumble topping.

  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream or custard if you wish.

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