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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Simple Simon's Apple Crumble

Simple Simon met a pie man, going to the fair.....

With about 10k of apples still lurking in our fruit basket - an aftermath of our Easter weekend adventure in Bilpin, I thought it already timely to search for the easiest recipe for apple pie. I came upon this one from an interesting site - life explain, on film and found the instructions easy and simple.

This one took less than an hour to make and the results was a treat like no other (I used 2 store bought shallow aluminum pie plates) The combination of the crumble and vanilla ice cream is simply a mouth-watering after-dinner dessert. The vanilla ice cream is a must, but I reckon this must also be combined with a good cuppa (tea or coffee).

Check out the site link, or follow this simple instructions.

Prepare: 4 cooking apples (I used the Granny Smith kind), diced and cored; 250g white sugar, 200g plain flour; 150g butter; 1 cinnamon stick.

First, stew the apples by combining the apples with the sugar and cinnamon stick in a shallow pan. (I actually think cinnamon powder will work wonders as well but we already had the sticks in stock). This took approximately less than 20minutes on high heat. To minimize burning and sticking on the pan, stir occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula, but being careful not to mash the apples.

For the apple stew, 2/3 of the sugar ingredient is used.

This is how it turned out - golden and sweet smelling. Up close, it resembled pineapple chunks.

Take this out from the heat, and let cool.

Transfer onto a shallow oven-proof baking dish (or an aluminum pie plate).

While the apples are cooling, mix together remaining sugar, flour and the butter with your hands. Cover the stewed apple with the crumble without pressing. Then bake this in a pre-heated oven (150 degrees centigrade).

The pie is finished when the crumble is golden brown and appears crunchy and crisp to the touch.

Scoop and serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Heaven!

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