I’ve had recently some pretty delicious apple crumble at a restaurant. My husband loved it too, so I thought I should make my own version of a crumble. It’s not something I bake often, so I can say that the lovely lunch inspired me. To give it a twist, I made Apple and Pineapple Crumble. It was so good and I will make it again. As the dessert is fruit based, it doesn’t have as much sugar as a regular dessert would have. Although is still a dessert, so be mindful of that.
As I’ve used vegan spread instead of butter, the recipe is vegan. The custard is vegan as well, made with apple juice instead of milk. The custard is made similar to the recipe used for the Baked Pineapple with Custard, with some added sugar. The consistency is similar to a standard custard, but the taste is better, as it gets its flavours from the apple juice. Alternatively, you can make it with orange juice or pineapple juice.
Ingredients for the Apple and Pineapple Crumble:
– 1 pineapple, medium size
– 2 British Bramley apples
– 100g porridge oats
– 100g plain white flour
– 75g vegan spread
– 100g sugar
– 3-4 spoons of orange juice
– 2 tsp cinnamon
Cut the pineapple in long strips, then cut each one in three. Wash, peel, de-core, and cut the apples in thick slices. Put them in a bowl with the pineapple pieces and the orange juice. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and, using a spoon, mix the fruit pieces so the spices are incorporated. Transfer the fruits in the baking tray.
Pre heat the oven at 180C or 160C fan. Meanwhile, in a bowl, put the oats, flour, sugar, and the vegan spread. Using your fingers, incorporate the spread into the flour, until it resembles large breadcrumbs. Put the crumble on top of the fruits.
Put the baking tray in the oven. Bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the crumble is golden brown.
Serve the crumble hot with custard. You can make the custard while the apple and pineapple crumble is in the oven, baking.
Do you like crumble? What kind of fruits do you use in your crumbles?