Apple crumble

My family’s favourite cookbook (The Cookery Year; quite an old edition, published in 1973)is full of appetizing recepies. Every now and then my Mum opens this book on page 347 and makes a fabulous dessert called Apple Crumble. It is delicious and it made me think: why not share the recipe with you as well? Here you go!

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Apple Crumble :   

Preparation time: 25 min.

Cooking time: 45 min.

1 oz.= 25g                                           

1 lb.=450g

apple crumble

Ingredients (for 4-6):

  • 1½ lb. cooking apples
  • 1 oz. cinnamon
  • 1 oz. caster sugar
  • grated rind of half a lemon


  • 6 oz.plain flour
  • 3 oz. margarine
  • 2 oz. caster sugar
  • ½ oz. Demerara sugar

Peel, core and slice the apples thinly.Put them, sprinkled with caster sugar and cinnamon,into a 3 pint pie dish; top with lemon rind.

   For the topping,sift the flour into a mixing bowl,cut up the margarine and rub it lightly into the flour with the tips of your fingers. Mix in the caster sugar. Spoon the crumble mixture over the apples and press it down lightly. Sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top. Place the dish on a baking tray and bake in the centre of the oven at 400 °F ( 200 °C) for 45 minutes. Serve with custard or cream.

Feel free to try this with any other fruit; we sometimes add some rhubarb or blackberries. Let me know your opinion on this in the comments below and enjoy your Sunday!