Apple Crumble

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6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
250g caster sugar
200g plain flour
120g butter
1 clove or cinnamon stick

Put the apple chunks into a pan, add three quarters of the sugar, the cinnamon stick or clove and cover. Allow to stew gently for half an hour, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Keep checking as they can easily burn at the beginning.

Check that the fruit is cooked by mashing it a bit with a wooden spoon. The apples should be soft but not puréed.

Put the apples into the serving dish and allow to cool. Set the temperature of the oven to 150 C / gas 2.

Mix the flour, remaining sugar and the butter with your fingers in a bowl until it becomes like a breadcrumb consistency. Cover the stewed apples with the crumble topping, without pressing down.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and crunchy. Spoon a helping of crumble into a dish and serve with cream or ice cream.

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