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Apple Crumble

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Sophiasnana Sat 16-Mar-19 11:13:44

About to try to make apple crumble....again. If i cook the apples first it goes too mushy. When I tried just placing the chopped apples in the dish uncooked, they were still hard! Help please!

Chewbacca Sat 16-Mar-19 11:16:26

Instead of chopping the apples, try slicing them fairly thinly; about half an inch or so. That should enable them to cook more evenly.

David1968 Sat 16-Mar-19 11:20:25

Try microwaving the apple just a little, before it goes into the crumble? This has worked for me; it just softens the apple a little. (Don't put any water or sugar in with the apple.) Cooking it in the microwave makes it very easy to "monitor" - you can try going just ten seconds at a time, in order not to "over-cook".

MiniMoon Sat 16-Mar-19 11:20:51

Are you using cooking apples? Dessert apples remain hard when you cook them. I slice the apples rather than chopping them. Make the crumble topping and bake at 180° for about 40minutes.

Gonegirl Sat 16-Mar-19 11:21:27

Or microwave the apple for a few minutes before it goes in the oven.

Greyduster Sat 16-Mar-19 11:21:31

I always slice my apples too, and cook the whole thing nice a slowly. I love a good crumble.

Gonegirl Sat 16-Mar-19 11:21:43

And only use Bramleys.

tanith Sat 16-Mar-19 11:24:02

Yep slice the apples and cook slowly.

Badenkate Sat 16-Mar-19 11:27:19

I slice the apples and then soften in the microwave. Always works

Davidhs Sat 16-Mar-19 11:30:53

I’m using frozen apples off our own Bramley tree sliced before freezing, thaw and half cook before putting the Blackberries and crumble on, then 25mins in oven.
The best of all puds

MiniMoon Sat 16-Mar-19 11:34:43

Meant to add, cooking apples need sweetened. I add about 3-4 tablespoons of sugar to the apples before adding the topping. Good luck.

Sophiasnana Sat 16-Mar-19 11:45:15

Thanks everyone. Fingers crossed.

EllanVannin Sat 16-Mar-19 12:09:03

A fabulous pud. So quick and easy.

ninathenana Sat 16-Mar-19 12:12:23

Nom nom nom
I want apple crumble now !

lemongrove Sat 16-Mar-19 12:12:58

My favourite pud, from Bramley’s in the garden.
However I always cook the apples first (microwave) then sweeten with a little honey.I use butter and brown sugar with flour for the crumble topping and always a thin to medium layer of it on top of the apple.Nothing worse than
Too much crumble and little apple.

Jalima1108 Sat 16-Mar-19 12:20:01

Yes, Bramleys and soften in the microwave. No sugar! There is sugar enough in the topping and, presumably the custard that gets poured over it.

I must make one this weekend smile

Jalima1108 Sat 16-Mar-19 12:20:44

Crumble is one thing that works well with GF flour

annsixty Sat 16-Mar-19 13:09:41

I caught a minute of the sainted Nigella this morning and although her crumble was plum, she added crushed amarretto biscuits , first, a layer over the fruit to thicken the juice and then add to the crumble mix.
I am going to try it.

Katyj Sat 16-Mar-19 13:24:49

Well bang goes the diet, I saw this thread and coud'nt resist. Should be ready in about 30 mins if anybody wants any smile

crazyH Sat 16-Mar-19 13:28:57

Yes please, Katysmile

tanith Sat 16-Mar-19 13:48:57

I’ve just taken one out of the oven this thread got me at it 😂

I don’t bake or make puddings anymore since OH died he loved puddings.

GabriellaG54 Mon 18-Mar-19 14:47:37

Yummy. I love crumbles.
I recommend par-cooking cooking apples with a tiny splash of water, (about two dessertspoons) before putting in the dish your serving it in.
I make the crumble topping with Jordan's chunky porridge oats mixed with enough melted real butter to make it lumpy and brown sugar (demerara gives a crunchy toffee flavour)
Dee-lish.
Enjoy.

paddyann Mon 18-Mar-19 15:49:54

I use half and half cooking and dessert apples cook them in a little apple juice in the microwave and thicken the juice with cornflour.I make crumbles one week and sponge topping the next ,I make one portion sizes for MIL and some pineapple sponge for her too .

Jalima1108 Mon 18-Mar-19 17:17:44

The rhubarb is coming up nicely but it's raining out there. DH said he'd go and pull some but he hasn't.
Now, if I ask DH "did you pick the rhubarb as promised so I can make a crumble?" will he dash out there?

Jalima1108 Mon 18-Mar-19 17:20:16

Yes! he's going out there now

Who would like rhubarb crumble?