This recipe is a Mary Berry one and I have been making it for many years it tastes great with cream or icecream and is a perfect dessert to warm you up on these chilly autumn days.

900g Cooking Apples

175g Sugar

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 Lemon

6 Tbsp Water


175g Plain flour

90g Butter

60g Sugar

1) Peel and core the apples then slice them fairly thinly. Toss the slices in the sugar , Lemon Zest and Juice  and water. Put the apples in a shallow ovenproof dish.

2) Make the topping, put the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter ( Best to cut this into small pieces as it makes this process easier ) until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs , then  stir in the sugar.

The Topping

3) Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple mixture in the dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180 c for 40 to 45 mins until golden brown and bubbling. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Waiting to go into the oven