Autumnal recipes: pumpkin spice apple crumble

The leaves are turning yellow, rustle at each step. An unmistakable sign of what lies ahead: longer nights, cosy pyjamas, comfort food and endless cups of tea.  I’m not a great cook, quite the opposite really, however I’m committed to make those long rainy afternoons slightly more bearable with some seasonal, easy peasy recipes. Of course I’ll share them with you too! Let me just warn you that cinnamon and pumpkin will be the main characters here.

Well, time to get our hands dirty now (and the entire kitchen if you have a little helper as well). We are going to make a British favourite: pumpkin spice apple crumble is on the menu!

You’ll need:

  • 450 gr ripe red apples, peeled and chopped into tiny cubes
  • 150 gr caster sugar
  • 40 gr oat
  • 40 gr flour
  • 60 gr unsalted butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 table spoon of pureed pumpkin (optional)

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Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Place the apples, half of the sugar, the cinnamon stick, the pumpkin spice, the pumpkin puree and one tablespoon of water in a pan and cook on low heat until the apples are soft. Then transfer everything into a small baking tray.
  • Place oat and flour in a bowl and mix. Add the remaining sugar, the chopped butter and mix everything with your hands until it feels like crumble. Then spread the mixture on top of your apples. Cook for 20/25 minutes until everything looks golden.
  • Sprinkle your crumble with cinnamon, a generous amount of whipped cream is mandatory and treat yourself to a piping hot cinnamon tea. Do not worry: there is no such thing as too much cinnamon during this season.

Enjoy wit your favorite people!

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