Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Spiced apple crumble and custard

This has got to be one of the easiest puddings you can make. It's so comforting and well, who doesn't like a crumble? I was going to make this with blackberries originally but a certain little squishy-faced monster schnarfed all the berries from my blackberry bush.....

I didn't schnarf all the delicious blackberries......honest!

So instead I made apple crumble spiced with cinnamon.


For the filling
750g bramley apples
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
A little water

For the crumble
125g plain flour
75g coconut sugar (caster sugar or brown sugar is fine)
75g vegan margarine (I used Pure)
50g rolled oats


Ok so this is a quick way to make it, traditionally you wouldn't cook the apples first but I did and it tastes just as good.
Peel core and chop your apples in to cubes. Add to a pan and cover with a little water, mix in the Cinnamon, sugar and bring to the boil. Let simmer for a few minutes then transfer to whatever dish you're baking it in.

To make the crumble,  chop the margarine in to small cubes. Sift the flour in and rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar and oats, then cover the fruit with it.

Bake in the oven until your kitchen smells amazing and the crumble has turned golden :)

Serve with vegan custard or ice cream and enjoy!


  1. I like the idea of cooking the apple before adding it to the crumble, I'll have to try that. And I love the first photo, what a cutie!

  2. It really does save time, I have an awful oven that takes forever to heat up so this way works well for me :)

  3. Sounds delicious! And looks like butter wouldn't melt in that little one's mouth!

  4. Oh my this does look good. And Pug! - jean

  5. Aww, you can't be cross at such a cutie eating all your berries! My brother loves all squishy-faced pooches ^^. This sounds lovely! And I really love your photo, so striking and bright :)

    1. Thanks so much Pixie. He is indeed very difficult to stay cross at; he's the most loving, sweet-natured little guy. I noticed you're MoFo-ing too, I'll have a nosey at your blog now :)

  6. Yum! I've been getting apples in my share box lately. I may have to try this!

  7. Hmmm this crumble looks like such a simple, comforting dessert. Lovely :)

  8. off to make this one now, reduce that pile of apples my boy collected :)

  9. What an adorable pup! The apple crumble looks delicious! :)

  10. This is perfect for our upcoming apple season.