This recipe is so easy, and you can also triple the ingredients and make one big crumble if you wanted or even swap the apple for rhubarb (which I prefer) or cherries or pretty much anything you want really, it's quite versatile. Whether I make up a one-person crumble or not I always make a large batch of crumble mix and freeze it so I can just take it out of the freezer when I need it so below are the larger quantities (quarter them if your making a one person crumble).
- One medium-large cooking apple
- 1-2 tsp's Cinnamon (I use 2 tsp's because I love cinnamon)
- 125g/50z Plain gluten-free flour
- 75g/30z Demerara sugar
- 50g2oz Butter
- 2 Tbsp's demerara sugar
- Peel your apple and cut up into smallish chunks and place in a medium sized pan over a low heat.
- Throw in the 2 tbsp's of sugar and the cinnamon and give it all a good stir with a wooden spoon.
- Cook over a low heat for around 15 minutes, you might be tempted to add water, but don't enough juice will leave the apple that it will stay moist without sticking to the pan. stir occasionally and take off the heat when the apple starts to turn mushy.
- Spoon the apple into an oven proof dish (I use a large ramekin).
- Now you can get on with making your crumble. Rub the butter into the flour, you aiming for a sandy/breadcrumb type consistency.
- Pour over the sugar and mix through. sprinkle the flour/sugar mix over the apple mixture in the ramekin so theres' an even layer over the top.
- Pop in the oven at Gas 4 for around 20-25 minutes. I usually finish it off under the grill for a few minutes until its golden and bubbling. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or gluten-free custard, with your oldest jogging bottoms on, and Midsomer Murders playing on the telly. Again.