During winter, this is one of my favourite recipes when friends drop in for dinner.
6 large Granny Smith apples
1 cup of frozen berries
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
2/3 cup melted butter
Peel and core apples and slice in 2 cms pieces. Place in a saucepan with about 2 cups of water. Simmer covered until apples are just tender but not mushy. Drain apples, set aside in a bowl then toss with caster sugar and cinnamon mix.
Combine flour, rolled oats, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Melt butter in a pot over low heat (so it doesn’t burn) and add vanilla essence.
Add the butter mix to the dry ingredients with a spoon. The mixture should resemble crumbles.
Baking the crumble
Add the apple mixture to an ovenproof dish. Place the mixed berries over the apples then top with the crumble mix.
Bake in an oven at 180 degrees centigrade for 30 to 40 minutes. The crumble should be golden brown when cooked. Allow to cool then serve with custard, icecream, cream or yoghurt.