If you do this with a knife rather than a peeler, it is easier to cut them into quarters first. Alternatively, for a more rustic effect, leave the apples unpeeled.Make it your own
If you make apple crumble all the time, you may feel like varying it.
- Mix 1/2tsp mixed spice, cinnamon or allspice, or the scraped seeds of half a vanilla pod, into the sugar when tossing apples
- Add a handful of blackberries to the applesApple varieties
You can use other apples, rather than Bramley, for this recipe, but if you do, slice them thinly so they soften during baking, and test carefully with a knife before removing from oven.