Spiced apple crumble

This sultana and apple dessert combines cloves for a kick of flavour, topped with a buttery golden crumble

Spiced apple crumble

SERVES

8

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

15

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

30

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and add the butter. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until it looks like fine bread crumbs, then add in the sugar. For a variation you can use brown sugar if you wish.

  2. Place the sliced apples in a greased pie dish, sprinkle on the sultanas and the sugar, the ground cloves and just mix around a little bit. You can add about 3 tbsp of cold water at this stage; it will just help the apples to juice up. Sprinkle on the crumble topping and press down.

  3. Place in a hot oven, about 180°C and bake for 30-40 minutes.
    This recipe is from Jim Tynan of Country Kitchen in Portlaoise

Ingredients

  • 900g Bramley apples, peeled and sliced

  • 112g sultanas

  • ½ tsp ground cloves

  • 112g sugar

  • 3 tbsp water

  • For the crumble topping:

  • 225g plain flour

  • 112g butter

  • 112g sugar

Method

  1. Place the flour in a large bowl and add the butter. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until it looks like fine bread crumbs, then add in the sugar. For a variation you can use brown sugar if you wish.

  2. Place the sliced apples in a greased pie dish, sprinkle on the sultanas and the sugar, the ground cloves and just mix around a little bit. You can add about 3 tbsp of cold water at this stage; it will just help the apples to juice up. Sprinkle on the crumble topping and press down.

  3. Place in a hot oven, about 180°C and bake for 30-40 minutes.
    This recipe is from Jim Tynan of Country Kitchen in Portlaoise