Remember in the last blog when I said i found a new challenge, because the apple crumbles at magnolia disappointed me? WELL I present to you, presh's oaty apple crumble! Honestly it was so good the ice cream wasn't needed. On a serious note if you have apples on hand, I highly suggest making this. It was SO good.
4 to 6 apples (I used 7; 3 large Fiji apples and 4 small gold delicious that were more green than golden but whatever)
1/4 a cup of water
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/4 cup of oats (I used quick oats)
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
Before you start you want to cut up your butter into small pieces and put them in the freezer.
Then you grab your apples, core them and chop them into half inch pieces, and try to be as uniform as possible so you get even cooking .
I actually bought a apple wedger- which was a WASTE of money. While i was making this i was watching Alton Brown's recipie on apples which i wish i'd watched it before i bought the apple wedger. i could have just bought a melon baller... ANYWAY back to the recipe.
At this point set your oven to 350 degrees F.
Now pour into a bowl your apples, 1/4 cup of water, and the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix and set aside. It's okay if it browns a little since it's going to get all soft and yummy in the oven.
Now we go back to the crumble topping, in a separate bowl combine your flour, white and brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and your oats and salt. mix em all up.
And remember the butter we put in the freezer? Pull that out and use your fingers to crumble everything together.
When it's all incorporated and mixed together, get out your pan- a casserole dish works good.
Pour the coated apples into the pan, and top it with the crumbles and put them in the oven for about 30-45 minutes.
If you want your apples sort of crunchy then take it out at around 30 minutes, otherwise if you want it soft like an apple pie leave it in for the full 45 minutes, maybe even to an hour depending on your oven.
You've successfully made the most delicious oaty apple crumble ever.