Recipe: Whole Baked Apple Crumble

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On a cold autumn day nothing beats a lovely roast dinner finished off with a everyone’s favourite; the classic apple crumble.  Our Head Chef Ben knows a thing or two about puds and has kindly shared his recipe for this posh version of a whole baked apple encased in crumble mix.  It’s much easier than you think and looks very impressive  –  making it perfect for entertaining or, dare we say it , a lighter alternative to a traditional  Christmas pudding. Serve it with homemade vanilla custard or ice-cream (or both!)

 

Whole Baked Apple – serves 10

 

Ingredients

10     Cooking Apples  ( small-medium)

1pint    Apple Juice

1pint    White wine

2lb      Sugar

2          Cinnamon Stick

1          Star Anise

6          Pink Pepper Corns

5          Cloves

 

Crumble Mix

2oz      Caster Sugar

4oz      Butter

6oz      Flour

1oz      Oats

1tbl     Ground Almonds

 

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb and Caster Sugar (10% of sugar to weigh of rhubarb)

 

 

Method

Create poaching liquor by adding all ingredients (less apples) to a large pan and simmer.

Peel and core apples and place in the simmering liquid for 5 minutes and then turn and poach for another 5 minutes.

Once cooled fill the centre of the apple with the rhubarb compote and pane the apple in the crumble mix

Bake off in the oven at 180c until golden brown.(approx. 20-25 minutes) and garnish with a mint leaf stem.

Serve with custard or vanilla ice-cream.