Apple crumble is a classic British pudding which is often made to conclude the traditional Sunday roast chicken dinner. A crumble consists of a cooked fresh fruit base covered with a crumbly topping of sugar, flour and butter - unlike pastry there is no binding liquid or 'rolling out'. A truly delicious pudding for those who love classic and tasty home cooking.
Peel the apples, cut into thin slices and cook for about ten minutes in a pan with the butter, sugar, cinnamon (if you like), and the lemon juice. Separately, mix together the cold butter, flour and sugar in a food processor - or rub together with your fingers - until it resembles coarse crumbs. Grease a baking dish. Arrange the cooked apples in the dish, and then cover with the crumble mixture. Bake at 180°C for 40 minutes.