For 8 to 10 serving you need (or halve the recipe for 4)

250ml cake flour or 125ml cake flour and 125ml oats (raw oats, not instant) or 250ml oats

250ml dark brown sugar

250ml chopped pecan or walnuts

20ml ground cinnamon

2ml salt

200g butter, cold, grated on the coarse side of a box grater, just before use

Grated zest of one lemon or orange

2x 410g cans unsweetened pie apples

To prepare

Measure out all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Add the grated butter and lightly stir it in so that the small pieces of butter are coated with flour

Add the zest

Remove about one third of the mixture and set it aside to use as the topping

Stir in the apples into the remaining two thirds of the mixture

Put the mixture into individual baking dishes or into one large baking dish, ensuring that it is no shallower than 4cm

Sprinkle the remaining crumble on top

Bake at 180⁰C for 35 minutes

Serve with cream, vanilla or cinnamon ice cream or a warm custard; or tick creamy yoghurt for breakfast!