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After being ill with a nasty bug, their was nothing more comforting than a home made apple crumble. This week’s recipe is a simple gluten free version of the classic – using a mixture of ground almonds and GF plain flour to create a great crispy crumble topping.

gluten free apple and almond crumbleGluten Free Apple and Almond Crumble – for two

  • Preheat the oven to 190C
  • Peel and cut two cooking apples into pieces
  • Add to a small saucepan with 50ml of water and a teaspoon of soft brown sugar
  • Simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile prepare the crumb, by adding 50g of gluten free flour, 85g of ground almonds and 45g of soft brown sugar to a bowl
  • Then add 45g of soft butter, cut into small pieces. Using your hands, rub together until the mixture resembles large breadcrumbs
  • Add the cooked apples to a dish together with two tablespoons of the juice. Top with the crumb and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and serve with cream or ice cream

Gluten Free Apple and Almond CrumbleOn Easter Sunday, I took a long walk around my favorite park in London, Hampstead Heath. It had been an age since my last visit, and with the sun out, a perfect opportunity to survey the first signs of spring.