Buttery Apple Crumble
Winter is the time for wood fires, cosy quilts and freezing fingers holding cups of hot ‘chai’. It’s the season of festivity and delicious warm food! Apple crumble is a delightful dessert which weds together crisp, juicy apples, sugar, and cinnamon hidden under a buttery, golden crunch. Verka Butter wonderfully crowns this dish with that essential crumble.
- 4-5 medium-sized apples
- 1¾ cup powdered sugar
- Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp)
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1½ cups ‘maida’
- ¾ cups oats
- 250 gm Verka Butter, cut into cubes
- Peel, core, and chop the apples into medium-sized chunks.
- Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
- Mix the apples, 1 cup of sugar, lemon juice and 1 tsp of cinnamon powder. Tip them into a flat, ovenproof bowl.
- Now make the crumble topping. Use a wide bowl and place the ‘maida’ in it along with ¾ cups of sugar, oats, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, and the diced pieces of Verka Butter.
- Mix the butter and the dry ingredients with your hands. Combine well till the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Scatter the crumble topping on the apples. Level it evenly across the fruit pieces.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes till the edges are bubbling, the fruit is tender, and the topping is brown.
- Serve hot with runny cream or custard.
Note: After 35 minutes, you can drop the temperature to 170 degrees if there are signs of overcooking along the edges of the dish. Add pears to the apples for an extra dimension and texture. Keep the quantity similar by weight. You can also serve this crumble with scoops of vanilla ice-cream. (This is called Apple Crumble Ala Mode).