Thursday, 15 August 2013

Ivan's Aromatic Apple Crumble

It’s time to get stuck into something hot and delicious you can scoop up straight from the oven, drench in whipped cream or ice-cream and eat it while it’s still steaming, so for those on a no gluten diet, here is my version of APPLE CRUMBLE!!!

Ivan’s Aromatic Apple Crumble

4 Apples, peeled cored and sliced
a hand-full of golden raisins (optional)
a handfull of pine-nuts or crushed almonds (optional)
Grated rind and Juice of one Orange
2 x 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 (very) large cup Quaker Oats
200g Butter or Cooking Margarine (softened)
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger (to make it snap!)


Set your oven to 270ºC.

Butter a deep oven-dish and lay out the apple slices in layers; each layer sprinkled with the sugar (the first 1/2 cup), cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, the raisins, the nuts and the orange juice.

In a basin mix the Oats the other 1/2 cup of sugar and the grated orange rind.
Crumble together (that’s why it’s called Crumble, you sort of flake all the ingredints together with the butter, until you get a lovely mess that looks like sticky crumbs) with the butter until evenly mixed.
Lay the oats mix over the top of the apple mix and bake at 270ºC for about 35 minutes.

When the Crumble is golden brown and sizzling remove from the oven, the apple underneath should be tender and perfumed with spices.


Serve it hot, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream melting onto the crisp crunchy nutty oats; or if you like, whipped cream and pig out!

(if you REALLY want to keep to being good, try a spoonful of low-fat Greek-style yogurt instead of the ice-cream or the cream)


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