Apple season is in full swing and this spiced apple crumble recipe from Marcus Wareing features the beautiful combination of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the crumble mix. The buttery shortbread base this crumble is served on is simple to make and matches the tartness of Granny Smith apples quite well. Serve the spiced apple crumble slice with ice cream, as shown here, or with custard, if you prefer.

Spiced Apple Crumble Slice

Ingredients

Apples

  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100g of caster sugar

Shortbread base

  • 75g of unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 40g of caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of semi skimmed milk
  • 75g of plain flour
  • 50g of wholemeal flour
  • 25g of wheatgerm
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Crumble

  • 50g of oats, rolled
  • 40g of wholemeal flour
  • 50g of walnuts, chopped
  • 15g of wheatgerm
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 60g of unsalted butter

To plate

  • 1 tub of vanilla ice cream

Method

  • Place the apples in a saucepan with the sugar. Cover and set over a low heat until the juice begins to come out of the apples. Slightly increase the heat and cook until the apples are soft, then set aside to cool
  • Preheat the oven to 165°C/ 325° F/ gas mark 3
  • For the shortbread base, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg and milk, then mix in the flours, baking powder and wheatgerm. Spread over the bottom of a greased cake tin (approximately 20cm x 20cm x 5cm) and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin
  • Make the crumble by mixing all the dry ingredients together, ie. everything except the butter. Put the butter in a small saucepan, melt over a moderate heat, then pour it over the dry ingredients and mix together
  • Spread the apple over the shortbread base, then sprinkle the crumble mix over the top. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden
  • Serve the apple crumble slice warm with a quenelle of vanilla ice cream

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Recipe courtesy of www.greatbritishchefs.com

 

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