Apple crumble with raisins for Mother’s Day

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Living far away from one’s family is never easy, but on special occasions like birthdays, Christmas and Mother’s Day it’s especially hard. Although we spent a few birthdays together, the last Mother’s Day my mom and I had was 14 years ago. It sucks, to say the least.

Everyone is probably of opinion that they have the best mother, but I really think mine is the winner overall. My mom is intuitive, kind, feminine, emotional and beyond beautiful. She is a fantastic cook and thrives when feeding a crowd. My mom loves animals, has a contagious laugh and her determination has no equal. She inspires, motivates and loves with all of her being.

This Mother’s Day apple crumble with raisins is for you mammie, I miss you and hope to see you soon! Love you!

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For the filling:

Ingredients:

12 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced in chunks

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

100 g raisins

100 g dried cranberries

150 ml water

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients in a pot and steam until the sugar has melted with the lid on.

2. Remove the pot’s lid and simmer on a low heat while stirring every few minutes.

3. When the apples are al dente, set aside to cool.

For the crumble:

Ingredients:

250 g butter, room temperature 

400 g flour

Pinch of salt

300 g sugar

1 egg

Method:

1. Mix the butter, flour, salt and sugar with an electric beater until it forms crumbs.

2. Add the egg and whisk it together quickly – the mixture still has to resemble crumbs.

To assemble:

1. Place the apple filling in a shallow oven proof dish and crumble the crumbs on top.

2. Refrigerate the apple crumble for about 2 hours (it bakes better when its cold).

3. Bake the apple crumble for 30 minutes or until the crumbs are golden brown in a 200 degree oven.

4. Serve hot with cream or ice cream.

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9 thoughts on “Apple crumble with raisins for Mother’s Day

  1. Thank you Sune! You fill my heart with joy and I am so proud to be your Mom!! Love you

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