Dutch Apple Crumble

yoghurt-drop cookies Makes:

4 servings  
Difficulty:

Easy  
Time:

30 minutes  
Description: Like an apple pie, but without the crust-making.
    Filling:

  • 6 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Crumble:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. (a 9-inch square pan at least 2 inches tall works as well) Prepare Filling: In large bowl, combine apple slices, both sugars, and cinnamon; mix well. Transfer apple mixture to pie plate.

Prepare Crumble: In medium-size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gather small amounts of crumb mixture and press together to make large streusel-like pieces. (basically just tiny globs of the topping, then leave the rest as smaller crumbles)

Arrange crumble randomly on top of filling. Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden.

Best served warm with ice cream and/or whipped cream.

— kimsgerbils