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How to make Excellent Apple Crumble

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Apple crumble is a fabulous winter pudding and can be made with Bramley apples harvested in the Autumn. Home made is much better that shop bought and you can make sure it has lots more fruit in it. Serves 4-6.
What you'll need: 
For the Topping:
225g Flour
100g Butter, soft and cubed
75g Sugar
Cream, ice cream, custard to serve
For the Filling:
800g Bramley apples ( 3 large apples)
75g Sugar
A little water
1 tsp cinnamon
1: 
Sieve the flour into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Set aside.
2: 
Peel the apples with a peeler. If you have a corer it is useful to take the core out too. Chop the apple into bite size chunks. Place in a large oven proof bowl.
3: 
Put in a little water, just enough to cover the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle the sugar over the apple. Sprinkle on the cinnamon, ensuring an even spread over the apple. Give it all a stir.
4: 
Place the crumble evenly over the apple, ensuring there is no apple showing.
5: 
Bake in the oven at 200 degrees centigrade for about 45 minutes. The crumble should be light brown and the apple will be soft.
6: 
Serve with cream, ice cream, custard or evaporated milk. Enjoy!
Conclusion: 
Home made puddings are filling and delicious, so much nicer than shop bought. Cost effective too as this large pudding only cost around £2.
Tips: 
Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for a few days and eaten cold or reheated.
Make the topping first as the apples once cut, start to go brown.
Adjust the amount of sugar according to how sweet you like your pudding
Try adding cloves or nutmeg to the apple.
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