Victorian Recipes – Mrs Beetons Apple Crumble

Recipe
butter for greasing
675g / 1 ½ lb cooking apples
100g / 4 oz granulated sugar
grated rind of 1 lemon
150 g / 5 oz plain flower
75 g / 3 oz caster sugar
1.25 ml / ¼ tsp ground ginger
Grease a 1-litre / 1 ¾-pint pie dish. set the oven at 180*c  / 350*F / gas 4. peel and core the apples. slice into a saucepan and add the granulated sugar and lemon rind. stir in 50 ml / 2 fl oz water, cover the pan and cook until the apples are soft. spoon the apple mixture into the prepared dish and set aside.
Put the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. add the caster sugar and ginger and stir well. sprinkle the mixture over the apples and press down lightly bake for 30-40 minutes until the crumble topping is golden brown.
Serves 6
source – The Best Of Mrs Beetons

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