The Annapolis Valley is world renowned for its red-skinned apples! In this recipe I've incorporated two popular apple varieties, McIntosh and Cortland, in my take on a traditional fruit crisp or crumble.
I've also had good results with other apple varieties such as Idared and Honeycrisp. Rather than using just one type of apple, however, I prefer to incorporate at least two varieties for a more complex apple flavour. I find that this improves the texture of the filling, too. Neither too mushy nor too firm will do. It has to be just right!
This dessert is frequently requested by my family. Although we like it is best served warm, we have different preferences for garnishes. I'll sometimes add a dollop of homemade applesauce or vanilla yogurt as a delicious garnish.
For a more decadent serving you could add a small scoop of ice cream (about a 1/4 cup) with a dollop of homemade applesauce as in the photo below!
APPLE CRISPY CRUMBLE SQUARES
The Annapolis Valley where I live is world renowned for its red-skinned apples. In this recipe I've incorporated two popular apple varieties, McIntosh and Cortland, in my take on a traditional fruit crisp or crumble.
AUTHOR: Beverley Noseworthy
DIETARY INFO: Nut free, vegetarian
FOR THE CRUMBLE
FOR THE FILLING
FOR GARNISHING/TOPPING (Optional)*
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place apple slices in a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and toss slices until evenly coated.
3. Prepare the crumble by combining all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the butter, stirring to combine. Use fingertips to blend in butter until the mixture forms large crumbs.
3. Spoon 1/3 of the crumble mixture into a 9-inch square glass baking dish. Gently pat the crumbs to form a layer covering the bottom of the dish.
4. Place the apple slices in the dish and distribute evenly to cover the bottom layer of crumbs.
5. Sprinkle remaining crumble mixture on top of the apple slices. Spread the crumbs to cover the apple slices and gently pat down.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the edges of the crumble turn a golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting into squares for serving. Serve warm. Add suggested topping(s) if desired. Cover and refrigerate any extras.
PER SERVING (One square, not including topping)
Carbohydrate: 38 g
Fibre: 3 g
Sugars 13 g
Fat: 12 g
Protein: 4 g
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