Apple and Strawberry Crumble



I know I always say that so I'm pretty much totally unconvincing but really, YUM!

I don't remember ever making crumble before. Adam says he thinks I have but I have no memory. And I certainly didn't have a crumble recipe. 

I googled 'apple crumble' and came up with many variations, three of which had the basic ingredients I wanted to use which I cobbled into this:

mix 1 cup oats

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup brown sugar with

100g cold chopped butter. Rub in butter. 

Rub together until crumble-like. Y'know.

Peel and slice three green apples in a baking dish with one punnet of sliced strawberries. Spoon 'crumble' over the top and cook in moderate oven (180°) for approx half an hour.

NOTE: Strawberries wouldn't have been my first thought for fruit paired with apple. I'd think apple/blueberry or apple/blackberry but I really have a lot of strawberries at present (see Friday's post) and am thinking up ways to use them before my children turn into strawberries from eating so many sliced on yoghurt, blended in smoothies, in multiple small IKEA bowls generally…

NOTE 2: I made this crumble for beloved sister Suzie and family on Saturday for lunch. This plate, photographed, is actually Suzie's plate. Which she watched me whisk off the table to photograph before I gave it back to her. Icecream only a tad melted. *cough*. Tolerance as virtue and all that, hey?! She was very patient as everyone else at the table tucked in. Family is brutal. 

NOTE 3: Guess what? 

More strawberries tomorrow!!!


5 Comments on “Apple and Strawberry Crumble

Hear Mum Roar
April 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I never say no to a good old apple crumble!

Alex Nolan
April 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Well, it looks really yum, so I might just give it a whirl, but I have to confess, I am not a fan of strawberries in crumble! We got given one a while back that the kids thought was fab, so I will make this for their benefit!

Hope you had a great weekend xx

green ink
April 13, 2010 at 12:59 am

I love crumble.

Strawberry and rhubarb is apparently a lovely crumble combination – I just had plain rhubarb last weekend, and saved the poaching syrup to drench my orange cake in. So good!

Loved reading about your trip to the markets too! x

Leah King
April 14, 2010 at 11:25 am

I’m going through a bit of a crumble phase at the moment too … experimenting with pear, apple and fuji (a crunchy variety of persimmon), and adding some macadamia nuts to the crumble topping. Yummo. I even managed to make a lumpy egg custard to go with it!

April 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Mmmmmmm, thanks Fi! You posted this the very week that Dave requested Apple Crumble as his (Christmas present) weekly recipe, and although he is supposed to find the actual recipe he wants me to try, that week he didn’t- you saved him from being called a lazy git.
Then I turned out to be the lazy git, and didn’t manage to cook it til Saturday- big, big hit, though. Thanks!


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