Come September, without fail, I will start missing New England. Nowhere in the world is fall as beautiful as in the New England States and I will dream of pumpkin fields, hot cider, leaves in the most stunning colors and maple syrup bought from local farmers. You will not find a house there that isn't decorated for the Indian Summer.
All I can do, miles and miles away, is burn pumpkin spice candles and feed my family apples in huge amounts.
New England Apple Maple Crumble
5 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced,
2/3 cup good quality maple syrup,
1/2 cup butter,
1/2 cup brown sugar,
3/4 cup all purpose flour,
3/4 cup rolled oats,
1 pinch salt,
a bit of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or around 190 degrees C.)
Place the apples in an 8x8 inch baking dish. Pour the maple syrup over the apples and sprinkle them with a bit of cinnamon. In a bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar. Add the flour, salt and oats. Sprinkle mixture over the apples.
Bake in preheated oven for around 35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
Very, very delicious and won't take longer than 10 minutes preparation time.