• 4 Granny Smith apples
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • ¾ cup caster sugar
    • 100g cold unsalted butter, diced
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • ¾ cup plain flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ¾ cup rolled oats
    • vanilla bean ice cream, to serve



1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Peel the apples and cut into wedges, then toss in lemon juice. Put the caster sugar in a large frying pan over a high heat and cook to a mid-brown caramel. Add the apples, 25g butter and cinnamon, then cook for 7 minutes, stirring often, until lightly softened. Transfer to a 1.5L baking dish.

2 Combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and remaining butter in a food processor and pulse until a coarse crumb forms. Mix in the oats, then scatter over the apple mixture. Bake for 35 minutes, until golden on top and crisp. Serve warm with ice cream.