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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl. Divide into ramekins leaving about 2cm at the top.
- In another bowl, rub the butter, brown sugar, self raising flour and oats together. Divide evenly between ramekins.
- 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.