Almost two weeks ago, I picked up a bag of delicious little gala apples for $3. I ate one or two and the rest of them sat untouched in a plastic bag on my kitchen floor. Oops. By the time I remembered I had them, they were a little bruised, my cats were probably using them as toys. I was going to make apple pie but didn’t feel like fiddling around making a crust so crumble/crisp was the way to go. I also had a giant bag of mixed berries that I thought would go really well so I decided to use them too! Apples, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries….yum! This dish is not diabetic friendly. I could have probably done with a littler less sugar but I have a crazy sweet tooth. If you like, you could omit half of the suagr and yield similar results. The recipe below is from vegweb.com, I added some nutmeg and a bit more cinnamon….I also misread the margarine amounts so that was freestyle. For some reason I read it as 1 tbsp which made no sense so naturally I added enough for the mixture to “crumble”. As well, I used 5 small gala apples.
Mixed Berry-Apple Crumble
4 large cooking apples
2 cups of mixed berries (I used frozen mixed berries)
1 cup of rolled oats
1 1/2 cups white flour
2 cups vegan brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 – 2/3 cups vegan margarine
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 325’F (175′ C). Peel, Core and slice the apples. Put the apples in a big bowl and mix in the berries. Mix one cup of sugar into the fruit along with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg; mix. Place the fruit mixture into a 12 x 9 dish. Mix the oats, flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add margarine, use your fingers to mix into oat mixture until it resembles a crumbly consistency. Pour evenly over fruit mixture. Pop in the pre-heated oven for 35 – 45 minutes. I checked mine at 35 and left it in for the remaining time. You want the top to be a nice golden brown and the edges will be bubbly.
Serves 8 or 3 ravenous roommates (with leftovers)
Preparation time: 10-15 mins to prep