Actually, I lie. This is not the same book. I got this from Chennai this April when we were there because I lose the original one athamma gave me. And with it went the recipe of this super-crazy-easy Apple Crumble Recipe! I had been searching for the book online ever since and finally found it on a road-side second hand book stall in Pondi Bazaar. Such is life 🙂
For more easy and delicious dessert recipes, I recommend:
- Apples - 500gm (about 2-3 medium-sized apples)
- Wheat flour / atta - 1 cup
- Salted butter - 100gm + a bit for greasing
- Sugar - 2tbsp + 2 tbsp
- Salt - a pinch
- Lemon juice - a few drops (optional)
- Cinnamon stick - 1 (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180C
- Wash, peel, and chop the apples into small cubes. Add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent browning
- Mix in 2tbsp sugar and cook on a low fire until soft and mushy. Set aside to cool
- Mix salt and 2 tbsp sugar with the flour
- Lightly mix in the butter without kneading until you get a mixture that resembles bread crumbs.
- Grease a pie dish/cake tray with butter
- Lay the cooked apples evenly
- Add the flour mixture evenly on top and press down gently
- Sprinkle sugar on top.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F/180C for 25-30 mins
- Serve warm with chilled vanilla custard sauce
Let’s get started with apples. Good round red apples. Actually, any variety will work. Just go with red apples, ok? So about 500gm of that, or lets say 2-3 medium-sized apples.
Mix the butter and flour mixture gently with your fingers until well combined. Don’t knead. The resulting mixture will look like bread crumbs. In the above picture, there is slightly extra butter because I had a 108gm chunk and I added it all in. When you use just 100gm it will be drier and more crumb-like.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 25-30 mins until the top turn golden brown. Do you see that crust? Now can you imagine what this dish can do your life? It’s also going to smell divine.
Vanilla Custard Sauce (eggless)