Spiced apple crumble slice

This spiced apple crumble recipe from Marcus Wareing features the beautiful combination of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the crumble mix. The buttery shortbread base this crumble is served on is simple to make and matches the tartness of Granny Smith apples quite well. Serve the spiced apple crumble slice with ice cream, as shown here, or with custard, if you prefer.

First published in 2015
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Ingredients

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Apples

Shortbread base

  • 75g of unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 40g of caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of semi-skimmed milk
  • 75g of plain flour
  • 50g of wholemeal flour
  • 25g of wheatgerm
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Crumble

Equipment

  • Cake tin

Method

1
Place the apples in a saucepan with the sugar. Cover and set over a low heat until the juice begins to come out of the apples. Slightly increase the heat and cook until the apples are soft, then set aside to cool
2
Preheat the oven to 165°C/ 325° F/ gas mark 3
3
For the shortbread base, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg and milk, then mix in the flours, baking powder and wheatgerm. Spread over the bottom of a greased cake tin (approximately 20cm x 20cm x 5cm) and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin
  • 40g of caster sugar
  • 75g of unsalted butter
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 tbsp of semi-skimmed milk
  • 75g of plain flour
  • 50g of wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 25g of wheatgerm
4
Make the crumble by mixing all the dry ingredients together, ie. everything except the butter. Put the butter in a small saucepan, melt over a moderate heat, then pour it over the dry ingredients and mix together
5
Spread the apple over the shortbread base, then sprinkle the crumble mix over the top. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly golden
6
Serve the apple crumble slice warm with a quenelle of vanilla ice cream
First published in 2015
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Marcus Wareing defines his inimitable cooking style as 'not British cuisine, not French cuisine – it’s Marcus cuisine.'

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