I love simple cooking and I especially love having recipes on hand that I can throw together at a moments notice with what I have in the pantry. Enter teacup apple crumble!
I cheat and use tinned pie apples which makes this an excellent ‘emergency’ dessert. The emergency being an unexpected dinner guest or a serious dessert craving…
While I try to avoid using too many tinned ingredients, these pie apples come in their purest form. That is no added colours, preservatives, sugar or salt – just 100% pure cooked apple. They were actually recommended to me by my children’s health nurse when my first born was starting solids. They were cheaper than tinned baby food and just as good. I’ve kept a tin or two in the pantry ever since.
Teacup apple crumble
Preparation time: 8-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
1 x 400g tin of pie apples (I use Ardmona brand)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp self-raising flour
3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Fill 2 or 3 teacups with pie apples. Combine all other ingredients in a medium bowl and use fingers to crumble butter through dry ingredients ensuring you remove any lumps from the brown sugar. Finished mixture should be a fine crumble.
Top teacups with crumble mixture and bake in oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before handling and serving as the teacups will be very hot. Serve with a dollop of ice cream, cream, vanilla custard or all three!
Serves: 3 moderate serves or 2 generous ones