I found myself with an excess of apples and pears a few weeks ago, so I made crumble. Crumble is great because it’s easy, quick, and forgiving. It has all the benefits of making a pie, without having to break out a rolling pin.
How beautiful is fall produce? That dappled color on the apples is especially pretty.
Almond Apple Pear Crumble
Makes one 9x13" crumble.
Enough chopped apple and pear to make a thick, even layer in the bottom of a 9×13″ baking pan. I used about 10 pieces of fruit.
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds, split into a 1/2 cup and a 1/4 cup.
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cut fruit directly into your pan until the desired about is reached. I like to fill my baking dish up about 3/4 of the way full, but less or more is fine as well, it just changes the ratio of filling to topping.
- Dump other filling ingredients on top of fruit directly into baking dish. Mix up until everything is evenly distributed.
- In a separate dish, whisk together all dry ingredients, and the 1/2 cup portion of almond slices.
- Add butter to the dry mixture, and use your fingers to squish everything together until mixture is crumbly. Some smallish pieces of butter may remain.
- Spread crumbly topping mixture over the fruit filled pan, into an even layer.
- Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of almond slices over the top of the pan.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until fruit layer is bubbling, and crumbly top if golden brown and crunchy.
- Let cool about 15 minutes before eating.
I like to serve my crumble with vanilla ice cream, or vanilla whipped cream(or sometimes bourbon whipped cream!) if I’m eating it for dessert.
But, sometimes I eat crumble for breakfast. Then I’ll serve it with yogurt.
This recipe is very adaptable, and can be tweaked and played with to include other flavors and fruits.
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