Sometimes, dinner just calls for dessert. And sometimes, you just don’t have the time to make one.
Luckily, there are many desserts that take almost no time to prepare, and that can cook slowly in the oven while dinner is being served.
Below is a guide for you to whiff up a decadent apple-cinnamon crumble, quick enough to serve even on a busy weeknight. With the crunchy top and the soft, tender apples, accompanied with warming cinnamon, it is the perfect comfort-winter-dessert.
The recipe is for about 4 people.
Step 1: Prepare the apple-cinnamon crumble batter
Heat up the oven to 180C.
In a medium bowl, mix the following with your hands:
- 1.5 cup wheat flour
- 0.5 cup rolled oats
- 1.5 cup sugar (brown if you have it on hand)
- 1.5 cup soft butter
Step 2: Prepare the apples
Peel 4-5 large apples, and cut them into wedges, discarding the core.
Place in a medium-sized baking dish, sprinkle with 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, a pinch of ground cloves and 1 tbsp sugar. Toss with your hands.
Step 3: Assemble and bake
Using your hands, crumble the batter on top of the apples.
Place the baking dish in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the batter is golden and crunchy and the apples tender.
Step 4: Plate up and serve!
Once cooled down a bit, but while still warm, serve a big scoop of the apple crumble onto a serving plate.
If it’s to be extra decadent, add a dollop of whipped cream, sour cream or ice cream on top.
(Pssst… Any apple crumble leftovers can be enjoyed later when reheated in the oven for 5-10 minutes!)