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Apple Berry Crumble

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A layer of juicy apples and berries are topped with a crisp crumble in this fabulous dessert that can be frozen or made-ahead and is a total crowd pleaser!


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (105g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (40g) regular oats
  • 3/4 cup (80g) sliced or chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup (130g) granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup (180g) unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces (plus some extra to butter the dish)
  • 1 1/2 pounds (3/4kg) or about 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced or diced small
  • 2 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F /180°C.

Have ready a 9-13 inch ovenproof ceramic or glass dish. Butter it and reserve.

Make the crumble:

  1. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar and salt and mix to combine.
  2. Add cold butter and work it with your hands or dough cutter until you have pieces the size of peas. Some of the mixture will be sand-like with very small butter pieces.
  3. Mix in the oats and almonds until you have a lumpy mixture trying not to completely break the almonds. At this point, you can cover it and refrigerate for a few days or freeze it.
  4. You can also mix flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor and then transfer to a bowl and mix the oats and almonds.

Assembling:

  1. Put a layer of apples in the buttered dish.
  2. Top with the fresh or frozen berries.
  3. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and drizzle with the lemon juice.
  4. Cover the fruit with the crumble. It will be uneven, rustic looking and maybe parts in the sides will not be completely covered. That is fine.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is golden and fruit is bubbling.
  6. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Keywords: apple crumble, fruit crumble

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