knitting

apple crumble.

One of my favourite things to do is cook but I haven’t really shared that hobby with you since I started this blog. It was something that I intended to do but then I lost the cable to my camera and I don’t like having my “nice” camera in the kitchen. Then we moved and guess what turned up in the unpacking? You guessed it: My cable! And so an aspect of this blog that I have been missing can begin!

This is one of my favourites to make for my husband who’s most favourite thing in the world is apple pie but to cut calories (aka, minus the pastry crust), I make him apple crumble instead. I’m not sure where I learned to make this: I just do!

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Ingredients:

5-6 medium Gala apples or whatever you have on hand (I really like to add a Granny Smith for the tartness) – I don’t peel mine but you can

1 C water

1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. (heaping) brown sugar

1 tsp. nutmeg

Combine these ingredients in a saucepan on the stove and bring water to a boil. Continue to cook (about 15-20 minutes) until the apples are soft.

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In the meantime, combine in a large bowl (I use the one I threw the apples into) the topping:

2/3rds of a block of margarine (softened from sitting on the counter for approximately 30 minutes)

1/2 C white flour

1/2 C quick oats

1 tbsp brown suger (again, heaping)

Mix together with a pastry blender until flakey and no flour is “loose” – this takes a bit of working.

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Once the apples have cooked, place into the bottom of a lightly greased glass baking bowl (I use a Pyrex 1.6L bowl with lid for storing in the fridge later). Pour crumble topping evenly overtop.

I like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon and roughly chopped almonds to the top prior to cooking.

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Bake for 30-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and sides are bubbling.

Serve with plain yogurt or ice cream! Enjoy :)

-r.

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