Baked apple crumble pots with oats and cinnamon

Here’s a tasty recipe for apple crumble. A recipe that made me actually like apple crumble after years of absolutely hating the stuff. Bitter, sour apples under unsweetened baked flour mix? No thanks.

My mum (sorry mum!) for years had me dreading the stuff. As a child, my mum would cook this every Sunday; amazing I here you say? Well maybe, you be the judge. As a kid, my mum used bitter apples from our apple tree or super-tart rhubarb again from our garden, sugar with a scant tsp measure and wholemeal flour, that might be great for the ‘clean eating’ hype now, but not for pudding. Sorry, but no. I have been put off, until recently I made my own.

Here is my recipe. I’m not sorry to say it’s full of butter, sugar, spice and all things nice.

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Recipe (makes 4 pots)

3 large cooking apples, peeled and chunkily chopped

2 tbsp of brown sugar

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbsp water

100g plain flour

75g butter

50g oats

100g brown sugar

1 pinch of ground cinnamon

Pre-heat your oven to 200oC.

Put the chopped apples, the 2 tbsp of brown sugar, water and cinnamon stick into a pan, mix well and turn on the heat. Cook until slightly stewed, but still with apple chunks. Divide the mixture in your ceramic pots that are okay to be put in an oven.

In a bowl, mix the flour, butter, oats, the 100g of brown sugar and ground cinnamon with your finger tips until it resembles bread crumbs.

Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until bubbling.

Serve the individual pots with ice cream or custard on top.

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