My kids love apple crumble, but as soon as I hear ‘rub the butter into the flour mix to form crumbs’ I’m done.
Cutting butter into flour is the worst. It’s time consuming, my hands get tired, and I never know if I’ve done it right. So despite having boxes and boxes of home grown apples sitting in my kitchen we didn’t make apple crumble until I stumbled onto the cheaters way!
The secret to this easy apple crumble is melted butter.
I admit I was a little skeptical at first, and my grandmother is probably rolling over in her grave, but I’ve tried this recipe four times, tweaked it a little, and it’s great.
No more rubbing butter into anything! You just melt the butter, dump the rest of the ingredients in on top, and mix. So easy!
If you have a particularly hungry crew just add more apples, or throw in some rhubarb or frozen berries.
- 6 apples peeled and sliced
- juice of a lemon
- 200gms butter melted
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F)
- Peel and slice the apples and place them in a well greased ovenproof dish.
- Squeeze the lemon juice over the top and mix it through the apple slices.
- In a separate bowl melt the butter completely.
- Add the brown sugar and mix gently.
- Add the flour, oats and cinnamon and mix well.
- Spoon the crumble mixture over the apples and bake in a moderate oven for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are cooked.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
Do you know any awesome baking shortcuts?
This little melted butter trick makes baking apple crumble so much easier, and now I am wondering what other baking shortcuts I need to know!
Do you have a baking trick or shortcut that will blow my mind?? Leave a comment below and enlighten me!