Do you have a recipe that you are renowned for? Well mine is apple and plum crumble! It is the most simple recipe and I thought I would share it with you as English Heritage are challenging people to come up with an apple recipe as part of their Apple Festival at Audley End, from Sat 26th September to Sun 27th September.
2 Bramley Apples chopped in large chunks
4 small plums, blanched, skinned and broken into small pieces
1/2 a lemon
Soft brown sugar
Ready made crumble topping
Put the chopped apples in the base of an ovenproof dish, scatter the plum over and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the top to stop the apple browning. Sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of brown sugar over the top and cover with crumble topping. You can of course make your own crumble topping but this is an easy recipe 😉
Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes on a moderate heat. Serve with cream, custard or ice cream – typically my family all choose different options!
The English Heritage’s Apple Festival sounds great fun – it is an annual event and as well as over 100 types of apples, it offers games, the chance for children to try their hand at being William Tell (and shoot an apple with a bow and arrow!), gardening tips, cookery displays, country crafting demonstrations, and lots of food and drink to try out, as well as a live band, and extensive grounds for children to burn of steam in! It would also be a great chance to learn more about apples…looking at the below there are so many different varieties of apples I don’t know much about!
This post is in collaboration
with English Heritage.