Apple flapjack crumble
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
Sweetening the apples with apricot jam and orange juice makes it twice as fruity and adding a little syrup to the oaty crumble makes great little chewy clusters
For the crumble
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and mix with the jam and orange juice. Spread evenly over a buttered 1.5-litre ovenproof dish, not too deep.
- STEP 2
Mix the oats, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the butter in small chunks and rub in gently. Stir in the sugar and rub in again. Drizzle over the syrup, mixing with a knife so it forms small clumps. Sprinkle evenly over the apples and bake for 30-35 mins until the juices from the apples start to bubble up. Cool for 10 mins, then serve with custard, cream or ice cream.
MAKING IT WITH OTHER FRUIT
You could use pears, plums or a mixture of winter fruits. A handful of blueberries is also good with the apples.
IF YOU WANT TO USE A SLOW COOKER...
Make this fruity warmer over a few hours. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and mix with the jam and orange in your slow cooker. Cook on Low for 2-4 hours until tender. When they're nearly done, mix the topping ingredients in a tin and toast under a low grill for 1-2 mins until golden. Transfer your apples to a dish or leave in the pot, sprinkle over the crumble and serve as above.