Last week my friend William messaged me with a request for apple recipes and, with apple picking season upon us, I figured I'd help you spice up all that delicious fall fruits in this fantastic crumble. Typically apples are paired with cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. I have decided to offer a recipe mixed with berries instead, to add a little variety to your dishes. That way you can still make apple pie with your remaining bags of apples from your orchard outings. Happy picking!
- 3/4 cup butter, sliced
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 medium apples
- 1 package frozen berries (I used a mix but whatever kind you prefer)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 lime
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
To make the bottom crust, combine butter, flour and sugar in a standing mixer. Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Pat into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice apples and add to a pot with berries, sugar and lime. Cook down for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft. Set aside to cool.
Now for the crumble - Mix together butter, flour, brown sugar and ginger. Add rolled oats and almonds. Be careful not to over-mix in order to retain the crumble texture.
Heat the oven to 350F and remove dough from the refrigerator. Grease a large tray or dish and cover the bottom with dough (about 1/4 of an inch thick). Poke wholes in the dough with a fork and place into the oven until golden brown.
Remove crust from the oven and layer the fruit on top. Finally add the crumble topping and return to the oven until light brown. Slice and serve.
Recipe adapted from What Katie Ate.