Whenever I made an apple crumble is was always too sweet and came out soggy, every time I served it up it was met with groans of disappointment.
This recipe is not met with groans, so I decided it was time to put it up on the blog!
It’s crunchy, everyone likes it slightly dark brown, which looks overdone but certainly doesn’t taste it.
It’s nice and easy to knock up, so I make it often in the winter.
With the oats and cinnamon, it tastes like Anzac biscuits, which if you aren’t an Aussie, won’t mean much to you, but they taste soo good, very more-ish.
It’s also very flexible with what sugar you use, if you are trying to use less refined sugar as I often am than you can use a little maple syrup or coconut sugar.
I haven’t used sweetener, like monk fruit, as sweeteners don’t caramelise and I don’t want to give up that flavour, but you could if you wanted.
Use RAW sugar in the apple filling, it creates a jam consistency, I just add a few tablespoons and it’s enough to give you a nice thick consistency and not a watery much, which will turn your crumble soggy on the bottom.
Add your fruit.
You can add other fruit to your apple mix, I often add sultanas, blueberries, or a handful of frozen berries to my filling, you can also add my sugar-free strawberry jam. Just sprinkle it over the apple before you add your crumble.
A great addition to my apple crumble is my sugar free strawberry jam!
- 800 grams of cooked apple.
- 4 tbls of raw sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- handful of extra fruit of your choice, optional
- 1 cup of melted butter or coconut oil, or butter, or half and half.
- 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup of loosely packed brown sugar
- pinch of salt
- In a bowl, mix the cooked apple (I use canned apple) the raw sugar and cinnamon. place into a dish of your choice, something deep enough to hold the apple and filling, at least 25 cm across.
- add extra fruit, if you desire.
- In a heatproof jug melt your butter and coconut oil.
- mix the oats, flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt in a bowl.
- add the melted butter and oil.
- scatter the oat mix over the apple, spreading evenly.
- bake at 180 fan forced for 45 to 60 minutes, 45 will be golden, 60 will will be nice and brown.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Here are some others you might enjoy!
the simple mamma