S IS FOR SPICY APPLE CRUMBLE BARS

Here is another apple cake recipe, as promised.  It is Canadian, hence the maple leaf. And it’s fab! You will love it.

SPICY APPLE CRUMBLE BARS

Ingredients for the crumble

  • Butter 175g
  • Brown sugar 175g
  • Plain flour 175g
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Porridge oats 100g

Ingredients for the filling

  • Apples 700g
  • Sugar 50g*
  • Corn flour, 2TB
  • Raisins 225g
  • Cinnamon 2 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp
  • Ground allspice 1/2 tsp
  • Butter 25g

*This is what the recipe says.  I find it too sweet, so I leave it out, especially if the apples are sweet.

To make

  1. Heat oven to 350F, 180C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Butter a baking tin, or swiss roll tin, 33cm x 23cm.
  3. Work the butter and sugar together until the mixture forms large crumbs, then work in the other crumble ingredients.  Divide the mixture in half.
  4. Pat one half into the swiss roll tin, pressing it down evenly with the back of a spoon.
  5. Peel, core and grate the apples.
  6. Mix with the cornflour, sugar if you are using it, raisins and spices.  Spread the apple mixture over the base and top evenly with the remaining crumble.
  7. Dot with flakes of butter, and bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Cool and cut into bars.

Enjoy!

The recipe is from A harvest of apples by Ruth Ward

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2 thoughts on “S IS FOR SPICY APPLE CRUMBLE BARS

  1. MMMMmmmmm very nice, but you gave the instruction “combine the sugar and butter” at the start of the crumble making, which was an….errrr….interesting method of making a crumble – it did work, but I don’t think it worked any better than the conventional rubbing the butter and flour together.

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