QUICK VEGAN APPLE CRUMBLE

WHAT IS CRUMBLE?

The crumble is a pie made with fruits topped with a “crumbly” mixture. It is usually served as a hot dessert accompanied by ice cream or cream.

WHY SHOULD YOU EAT MORE APPLES?

The apple is known to be a healthy fruit. As the saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Apples provide a high percentage of vitamin C, are rich in antioxidants, help lower blood sugar levels and regulate bowel activity. They also serve to prevent cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, as well as cancer

TIPS

  • It is possible to prepare a gluten-free version of the apple crumble by using gluten-free flour mixture or almond flour.
  • Different versions can be created by combining different types of spices. In this case I use cinnamon and ginger, which could be replaced by vanilla extract or clove.
  • Berries, such as blueberries or cranberries, can be used instead of apples.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 apples
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2/3 cups of cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan butter
  • 2/3 cups of spelt or almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of agave or date syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of sweet cooking wine
  • Vegan cream to serve
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Peel the apples and cut them into very thin slices or cubes
2. Place the cut apples in a bowl with the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of sugar, the agave or date syrup and the sweet wine, mix and let sit and macerate.
3. In another bowl, mix the rest of the sugar with the oats, flour, butter, cinnamon, ginger and salt and rub together with your fingertips until crumbs are formed.
4. In an oven tray covered with parchment paper, place the macerated apples and sprinkle over the crumble topping.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200° C for 25/30 minutes until golden.
6. To serve, let it cool down a bit and pour some vegan cream on top.

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