Nothing feels more like Fall and beats a good, classic apple crumble. With the smells of cinnamon and apple spices infusing the home when you bake (and how forgiving this recipe is – it’s guaranteed to taste great), it’s a wonderful dessert for this time of year.
- For the Apples:
- 3 Ontario apples
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- zest of 1 lemon or 1/2 an orange
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie spice if you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 3 Tablespoons sugar (use 5 tablespoons for tart apples)
- juice of 1 lemon
- Oat Crumble Topping:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar (use 1/4 cup for tart apples)
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie spice)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds (or your favorite nuts chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Peel, core and dice the apple into 1/2 inch pieces.
- In a large bowl, toss all the apple ingredients together and mix well.
- Divide the apple mixture between 4 baking dishes or 1 large one.
- In another bowl, add the oat crumb mixture and mix well until it's crumbly.
- Top the apple mixture with the oat crumble and press down slightly. Make sure to cover the entire surface.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes (individual size) and up to 40 minutes (large size) until the apples are bubbly and the oat crumb mixture is golden brown.
- Let the apple crumble cool down for 10 minutes (the filling is very hot out of the oven) and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe courtesy of Two Purple Figs