We all love a good pudding and this week it is time to celebrate one of my favourite ingredients for a good, comforting pudding, the fantastically versatile Bramley Apple.
The Bramley Apple is a traditional cooking apple. Its bitterness settles to a deliciously sweet flavour once cooked and unlike eating apples it stays full of flavour. Bramley apples can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes making it a great all rounder and with them being at their best, now is a perfect time to start cooking with them. Today I am going to share with you one of our favourite puddings, Bramley Apple and Plum Crumble. The trusty crumble is a pudding that can be adapted easily to taste and can be used with a wide variety of fruits. It can be served with cream, custard, ice cream and even yogurt, the possibilities are endless!
Aldi currently have Bramley apples in store and priced at just 99p for 4 apples (approx 500 - 550g) they are cheap enough to buy a few packs, stew the apples, eat some and freeze some for another day.
This is what I did...
Bramley Apple and Plum Crumble
500g Bramley Apples
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar/sweetener
100g plain flour50g Norpak lighter
10g ground almonds
Pre heat the oven to 180C
1 - Peel and core the Bramley apples, slice and remove the stones from the plums and place the fruit in a pan and heat over a medium heat for 5 minutes
2 - Remove the fruit from the heat and stir in the ground cinnamon and 1 tbsp of sweetener or sugar
3 - Pour the fruit into an oven proof dish
4 - Place the flour in a mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp of sugar or sweetener, ground almonds and the light butter and rub in the butter until you have a breadcrumb consistency
5 - Scatter the crumble topping over the fruit and place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until browned off
This crumble is a perfect way to end a meal, especially on a cold, winters evening.
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