Time: 40 minutes
Price: €2.69 total – €0.67 per portion (before optional extras)
This weeks dessert is the humble apple crumble, which is without a doubt my favourite dessert – mostly because it’s so easy and cheap to make. My main problem with desserts is that they often can be quite time consuming, this one thankfully is not, also it comes up pretty cheap too! Apple crumble is also the ultimate crowd pleaser too, as it is warming and tasty, perfect for a chilly Christmas day! This was another meal that my Granny would make when I was young, she also made an amazing rhubarb crumble too! I hope you like it.
You will need:
- 5 cooking apples, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup unrefined caster sugar
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp vegan margarine
- cream, custard or icecream to serve
Begin by tossing the diced apples with half of the cinnamon and 1 tbsp of the sugar in your baking dish. Add all of the rest of the ingredients – apart from the cinnamon – to a food processor. Pulse on low until it forms a crumb. You could also crumb the mix with your fingers if you either don’t have a food processor, or don’t want to have to wash it! Disclaimer – while I was making this for the blog I DEFINITELY let the food processor go too far and the result was a dough rather than a crumb, so don’t do that! It was just as delicious, but even less aesthetically pleasing which is something I never thought possible with a crumble! Top the apple with your crumb (or dough if you got too excited with the pulsing!!). Sprinkle over the rest of the cinnamon and pop in the oven at 180c(fan) for 30 minutes, no need to cover it!
As I said – much less pleasing on the eye! My crumble actually looks more like some kind of cauliflower bake rather than dessert, but I promise it is delicious!! You can serve it hot from the oven as is, or drizzle over some oatly or alpro cream or custard, or top with a dollop of vegan ice cream or vegan whipped cream!
It’s such a sweet and simple dish for a day that can often feel hectic when you’re trying to cook a bunch of food for a bunch of people! I hope you’ll give this one a go, let me know if you do! Check back on Monday for next weeks starter, you could also follow this blog and you’ll receive an email when my next recipe is live!