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Tummy-rumble apple crumble

My mother has been making us apple crisp since we were babies. It has always and continues to be a favourite treat!


  • 5 cups of pared and sliced tart apples (with 2T of water and lemon juice if desired – 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • ¾ cup of oats
  • 1tsp of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of butter/margarine (soft)


Arrange apples in buttered, 9-inch pie plate. Combine brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon.

Cut in butter or margarine till crumbly. Press mixture over apples. Bake at 180ºC for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.


Alison Goldberg is the former property editor of Business Day (1985) and the Financial Mail (1991-99). In 1995 she won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Award. She has edited such titles as National Constructor and The Miner in Australia and has freelanced for The Star, The South African Jewish Report and The Jerusalem Post.

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