- This spiced delight is great any time of year for a warm comforting content tummy!
5 Granny Smith apples
1 handful of raisins
150g brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
3 tsp mixed spice
75 g caster sugar
250g plain flour
120g butter, room temperature
saucepan with lid
Peel all the apples, cut into quarters, then the quarters into thirds and remove the cores.
In a saucepan, just cover them with water then add the raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon stick and 2 tsp of the all spice. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15mins. Allow to cool in the pan. This can be left to soak overnight, or up to 5 days in an airtight container which is great so you can pre prepare it for a quick dessert.
Preheat the oven to 175ºC/325ºF/ gas mark 3.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, butter and remaining teaspoon of mixed spice in your fingertips to make fine breadcrumbs.
Using a shallow pie dish, spoon in your cooled fruit leaving remaining liquor aside. This can be reheated with a dash of red wine to make a delicious hot winter dessert cocktail.
Pat the flour mixture on top of the fruit, fully covering it. Bake for around 30mins or until the crumble is golden brown on top.
Serve with a helping of vanilla ice cream or clotted cream.