Once upon a time in a far away land, I hated cooked fruit. And I mean hated. There was no way I'd approach a baked dessert that had fruit in it, even with a ten foot pole.
And then one day my mom made one and it smelled really really really good, so I thought I'd get over my hatred of cooked fruit and try it.
Oh, my. The warm apples, the cinnamon, the crumble. Heaven. Crumbles are definitely a favorite of mine in Autumn or Winter. In the past few weeks I'm pretty sure I made at least three. Or four. Five if you count the banana one I made. I might have a crumble addiction. I mean, just look at that deliciousness.
100g of softened butter
100g of granulated sugar (OR 100g brown suger OR 50g granulated sgar, 50g brown sugar)
100g of flour
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Peel and cube (or slice, whatever you prefer) the apples. Arrange them in a 20x20cm (8x8in) pan.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, and put in a preheated oven (TH4/5) while you make the crumble.
Mix the butter with the sugar until well combined. Add flour, and mix until just combined.
Take the apples out of the oven, and sprinkle with the dough.
Put the pan back in the oven for 25/30 min until the crumble is golden.
Note : stop mixing the dough as soon as the flour is combined with the sugar/butter. You should end up with little pieces, not a ball of dough.
Putting the apples in the oven while you make the dough is optionnal, just like the cinnamon.