Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scrumbtious apple+ crumble

Hello everyone,

Don’t you think there isn’t enough dessert in this blog? Well, I definitely do, so here’s an easy and, of course, delicious recipe for y’all sweet-toothed fruit lovers!
This cake is traditionally made with apples, but I guess any fruit – or fruit combination – will do. The last time I prepared it, I used apples, nectarines and raspberries:

2-3 apples (golden delicious or granny smith)
2-3 nectarines
about 100 g raspberries

For the crumbles:
150 g sugar (caster or brown)
150 g flour
100 g butter, cold (I prefer salted)

Cinnamon if you like it

Preheat the oven to 400*F.

Peel the apples, cut them into quarters and then each quarter in 2. Do the same with the nectarines (I didn’t peel them, actually).
Arrange the fruit pieces in a buttered 23x20 cm rectangular oven dish.

Mix the flour and the sugar. With your fingertips or a fork, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs (if you don’t get crumbs but a more uniform dough, just leave it for 15 min in the fridge and it should acquire the right texture).

Sprinkle the fruit with the crumbs.

That’s it!
Now bake in the oven for about 30 min, and once the top is golden brown and the fruit is cooked, let cool at room temperature.

And eat! :)