Now that the cold winter nights have set in this crumble is the perfect, quick and easy homey dessert. I love making this dish as the usual constraints of necessary perfection when baking, go right out the window. The cooking apples are in season right now which makes them cheap and plentiful. Feel free to choose one or any combination of berries you wish. This recipe calls for raspberries, but you can put in blueberries, blackberries or strawberries. As fresh berries can be kind of expensive, frozen berries are ideal or even tinned raspberries or strawberries (drained) will work fine. Fruit like plums or rhubarb are also ideal. I don’t add cinnamon to my crumble but for those of you who are a partial a ½ tsp is perfect and the aroma as the crumble bakes is amazing.
To make this crumble a more wholesome option – use super fruits such as blueberries and add in a sprinkle of wheat germ and some linseed. Additionally some sunflower or sesame seeds can be sprinkled on top.
- 6 cooking apples
- 120g frozen raspberries
- 120g plain flour
- 120g butter
- 120g light brown sugar
- 75g rolled oats
- 50g chopped hazelnuts (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.
2. Crumble: Sift the flour into the bowl, cut the butter into small pieces and rub in to the flour until it looks like bread crumbs.
3. Stir in the sugar, oats, nuts and seeds. Set aside
4. Wash, peel and roughly slice the apples.
5. Place the apples and berries in the oven proof dish.
Sprinkle the crumble on top. Wipe down the edge of the dish and place in the oven for 30mins.
Serve with whipped cream of crème fraiche and some warm custard.
Enjoy with a steamy cuppa.
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