Apple crumble. The ultimate dish to mark the seasons. For me this really tastes of home, not only because i'e grown up with it as a family favourite, but home is 'Orchard House', and the garden is full of apples! It's an exciting time when they begin to fall and the crumble season begins! Apples are a super sustainable food in the UK, as there is a great amount of variety and they grow happily in these conditions. This is my take, keeping it simple but vegan and with oats. Make the most of the wonderful joy that is apple crumble!
1kg cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
Juice of 1/2 lemon
100g plain flour
100g porridge oats
15g coconut oil, melted
75g syrup (maple, agave or golden)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Add the prepared apples to a large sauce pan along with the lemon and water. Cook on a low heat until the apples are soft but still with pieces.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, coconut oil, syrup and cinnamon.
Spread the apple into a pudding dish, then scatter the crumble on top.
When ready to bake, bake in a pre-heated oven to 180 degrees for about 30 minutes until golden.