The Simplest Apple Crumble

I’m not a person who really enjoys fruits as much as the others. I have no idea why I’ve never felt as connected to them like perhaps a bar of chocolate or cakes. (haha!! well who wouldn’t be connected to those??!!??) I know that fruits are good for me and my head compels me to buy some apples or bananas when I do my weekly groceries. I get them and feel extremely proud of myself as I know that I’m now going to be super healthy. As I walk back from the store, I have all these visions of me with washboard abs, toned legs in this gorgeous form fitting dress. Then I get home, put my groceries away and slump out in front of the television, the apples all forgotten.

So while I was going through Tantoverde’s post on apples and her scrumptious looking apple pie, it reminded me of the time when I used all the apples I had bought to make an apple crumble. I was expecting guests over for dinner – my parents, grandparents, cousins and my aunt. The one thing about Indians is that sometimes they can be super fussy about food. My aunt falls in that category. She does not eat meat, does not experiment with different cuisines, does not eat eggs, garlic, …, …, … it is quite a long list. Fortunately Indian cooking is forgiving,  and I made some really good main course for her.

Its the dessert that I’m most proud of. I made an apple crumble, which I have to tell you, is one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made, and I can’t even begin to tell you how much my aunt loved it. The success of that dinner party was a big achievement for me as a married woman 🙂

… And this is how I like my fruits – In a yummalicious dessert 😀

PS – I followed Gordon Ramsey’s recipie for the crumble which you can find here.  

8 Replies to “The Simplest Apple Crumble”

  1. Oh, Gordon. Always complicating even the simplest of dishes. Why did you have to muck up the topping by adding muesli, Gordon? I want his kitchen, and his video for scrambled eggs is now my go-to recipe, but he’s one for the complicating step or obscure ingredient, that one.

    Apple crisp (as we call it in my family) was one of my favourite desserts, growing up. Still is, actually, except I don’t really eat sugar any more.

    Congratulations on pulling off the dinner party with such aplomb, and pleasing even your picky aunt! What did you make for the main course for her? I love Indian food, and we cook it fairly often, so I’m always looking for new ideas.

    1. Haha! Gordon is not that fancy a chef for nothing 😉 but I didn’t put the muesli.. I don’t don’t like it and I don’t keep it at home. I put a little bit of wheat flakes tho.
      The main course was quite simple actually. I had made a vegetable of spinach and cottage cheese and the other was a simple mixed vegetable dish. We had it with rotis, rice and dal. This was the first time that my aunt was coming to my marital home and I was thrilled to bits to have her. It was a fun challenge for me.

      1. I was going to guess that you made something with paneer, and probably saag paneer. Yummy! Your whole meal sounds delicious.

    2. By the way if you like Indian food, check out my post ‘samosa pie’. Its a take on the samosa and way healthier 🙂

    3. Haha! Yes, saag paneer is everyone’s favorite. You cannot go wrong with that. What are your absolute favorites when it comes to Indian food?

      1. Oh golly. Are we talking about my favourites to cook, or to eat? We don’t have a tandoor, so we don’t even try to replicate tandoori chicken or naan, and we don’t make pakoras (or anything deep fried) at home, but we have a couple of really great cookbooks that have smudges and stains on a few key pages. Lamb kebabs, a fantastic sauteed spinach and arugula in sauce, anything that starts with fresh ingredients, blends in great spices, and isn’t horribly complicated is a hit with us.

        When we first started cooking Indian food at home, mostly from these cookbooks, we stocked up on spices and made our own masalas, according to the recipes in those books. Vij’s is the best Indian restaurant in Vancouver, and it doesn’t do any of the stereotypical chicken tikka masalas that you find in most Indian restaurants. It’s exquisitely spiced fusion Indian, and it’s some of the best food of any kind that I’ve ever eaten, anywhere. The recipes are fantastic, and we’ve never made anything from either book that hasn’t turned out fantastic.

  2. I never ever tried a single recipe of Ramsey… I had no idea he existed (together with Jamie Oliver) before I came to England. And then I saw a season of American masterchef to understand he may be not the most pleasant guy but must be a great cook 🙂 Going to try it 😉
    Thank you very much for passing by and mentioning me in your post, that is very sweet 🙂

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