Last night my friend ‘A’ posted a request of Facebook for an eggless apple recipe, she has her refrigerator full of apples and wants to bake something nice with it this weekend. I promised her I will post an apple recipe for her today. I have zeroed in on an Apple and Cranberry Crumble...such a simple desert and yet a good apple crumble combined with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream could be a desert to die for.. and it is by far one of the easiest deserts to make, can be put together in a jiffy whenever the desert craving kicks in! J
Posting this in a hurry since I wanted ‘A’ to have the recipe asap, will post the rest of the pictures in a while J
This will make 6 small ramekins/portions of crumble. Please double the quantity in case you are using larger dishes.
For the filling
1 Large Apple
2 tablespoons Castor sugar (you can replace this with artificial sweetener if you like)
100 gms Cranberries (I used dried ones, cranberries can be completely omitted if not available)
Juice of 1 orange
Insides of half a vanilla bean scrapped
1/4th teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
For the crumble
35 gms Butter
50gms Plain Flour
50 gms sugar
· Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Peel core and chop the apples in cubes.
· Put apples, cranberries, sugars, orange juice & the cinnamon in a pan and cook for about 5-8 mins on low flame.
· Spoon the apple & cranberry mixture into ramekins or any other small oven proof dishes that you may have.
· For the crumble I pulsed the sugar and almond together in the mixer. You can use caster sugar or powdered sugar and almond meal if you like. (the almonds give a nice nutty flavor as well as a crunchy texture to the crumble)
· To make your crumble topping, use your fingers to lightly rub together the flour, almond & sugar mixture and butter (please use refrigerated butter cut into approx.1 cm cubes) until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
· Sprinkle the crumbs over the apple & cranberries mixture and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 -25 mins depending on the size of your ramekins or dishes, or until the fruits are bubbling up and the crumble is golden.
· Serve with some soft whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of each crumble. (Crumbles should be eaten warm)