Smell My Olive Pits

A blog dedicated to my love affair with all things food

Apple crumble April 25, 2009

Filed under: Dessert — smop @ 10:20 am

I have this perhaps slightly peculiar habit of having to use things up after a certain period of time — it annoys me a bit having random bits of everything sitting in the fridge.  It may not be a surprise then that I love having a fully stocked pantry.  Anyway, I had 1 apple and a knob of butter to use up, and coincidentally, I had been brewing an apple crumble craving all day.  Checking I had oats and sugar, I researched recipes online.  This was inspired by a number of different recipes seeing as I only had 1 apple and many used 4-5.  I have posted the recipe for 4 serves below, as I would dare to say that one would certainly not be enough!



Apple crumble



  • 4-5 apples, peeled and roughly chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4-5 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • (optional) pecans / walnuts / sultanas – personal preference


  • 90g butter, cold and cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup of tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup self raising flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.  Divide into ramekins leaving about 2cm at the top.
  3. In another bowl, rub the butter, brown sugar, self raising flour and oats together.  Divide evenly between ramekins.
  4. Pop ramekins onto a baking tray and place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden.  After taking them out, let them stand for about 5 minutes before serving.  Delicious served with ice-cream or custard.

Unfortunately I didn’t have icecream to serve it with, but on its own, it was equally divine.



One Response to “Apple crumble”

  1. Tessa Says:

    That looks tasty! I’m surprised it was still delicious without cinnamon!

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