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One of the things I love about summer is the apple tree in the back garden becomes absolutely jam packed with cooking apples which are perfect for making lots of summery bakes. Apple crumble is such a simple thing to make and takes no time at all.



Every year the tree gets bigger and the branches get even more apples. I say I’m going to bake loads of appley things but I never really have.


However, this year is hopefully going to be different and I’m going to try and attempt to make lots of apple recipes.



The only other apple thing I could think of making was tarte tatin so I googled what else I could make with apples… apple cake, apple cheesecake, apple mousse (not too sure about this one), caramel apple pie…



For the filling:
7 apples
75g caster sugar
1 spoonful of water
For the topping:
150g plain flour
80g butter
50g brown sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
50g oats
Recipe (The Little Elf Bakery)… makes 1 crumble

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Peal and cut the apples then put them in a saucepan with sugar and water. Boil on a low heat until the apples resemble baby food. Check on the apples every minute or so and stir so the bottom doesn’t burn. Whilst the apples are boiling put the flour and butter into a bowl. Using your fingers rub them together. When they resemble crumbs add the oats and the sugar. Put the apples into a dish then sprinkle the topping over the top. Sprinkle a little more sugar over the top then put into the oven for 25 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.


Serve with cream, custard or ice-cream.