I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Way The Apple Crumbles

On the same weekend as the ice cream cake extravaganza, DS decided to make a somewhat healthier dessert option. While he likes sweet stuff, he has an absolute obsession with fruit. All sorts of fruit - he could easily eat several pieces a day (and often does.) So if a dessert or dinner includes some sort of fruit, he's a happy camper (and we all know about the camping, don't we?!). When he helps with menu planning, he almost always picks some sort of fruit based dessert as an optional extra and this weekend was no exception.

As crumbles go, this one has the advantage of being easy and delicious. Maybe not the OMG WOW crumble recipe,but certainly the oh-no-company's-coming! dessert to turn to.

Apple and Berry Crumble

6 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
punnet strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 cups frozen mixed berries of your choice
60g cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp cinnamon (I added more)
1 T honey
cream, to serve (essential...although can be replaced by ice cream of course)

Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease a 6 cup capacity oven dish.

1. Place the sliced apples in a pot over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. 2. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until apples are tender but not floppy. Remove from heat. Stir in berries and spoon mixture into the ovenproof dish.
3. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats, brown sugar, breadcrumbs, cinnamon and honey. Spoon the crumble over the fruit.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crumble is golden and smelling so scrummy you can't take another minute of waiting. Serve with cream.

1 comment:

limo hire said...

Thanks for recipe I'll definitely try it at home for my loving husband.