Cinnamon and oats in the crumble topping, yummy apple slices – awesome apple crumble topped with cream!

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Growing up I always loved apple crumble (both Mum & Dad can confirm the many times I used to make single servings of apple crumble, and eat most of the crumble before actually cooking it with the apples).  The crumble I used then was pretty basic – flour, butter and brown sugar … yes, those lumps of butter just had to be eaten, rather than combined into the crumble!  But, I wanted to find a recipe that was a little more than just the plain one … and this one has definitely fit the bill.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, this recipe went down a treat recently with the family.  It’s a fine balance with getting the apples cooked just right – not too soggy, but not too crispy.  It helps by putting some crumble in the actual apples (weird I know, but it works!).  Try it out and see for yourself!

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Apple Crumble

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 4 Granny Smith apples cored and cut into small chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 C 100g granulated sugar
  • 1 tbs 8g all-purpose flour

For the crumble

  • 1 C 125g all-purpose flour (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 C 42g rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/3 C 67g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150 g butter or dairy-free margarine cold and cubed
  • 1/2 C pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray baking pan with non-stick spray.

For the crumble

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon together until combined. Cut in the cold butter/margarine until it reaches coarse, pea-sized crumbs. Add the nuts and mix well. Set aside.

For the filling

  1. Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Fold in the apples until all coated.
  2. Pour half the apple mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle half the crumble mixture on top. Repeat with the other half of the apple mixture and the crumble mixture.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the apples have reached the desired texture. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve warm with cream or other toppings of choice.
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