Although myth has it that Eve tempted Adam with an apple, women’s wisdom shows it was actually a scoop of apple crumble (with vanilla ice cream). With apples now officially in season, there isn’t a better time to make this fall favourite.
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry, spelt or rice flour
- 4 cups oats
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 12 cups thinly sliced apples (about 12 medium)
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter
- To make the crumble, cream the butter and sugar. Add the flour, oats, and cinnamon and mix together
- Pat two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom of a 9″x11″ baking pan
- In a mixing bowl, mix the sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon and butter
- Place it on top of the bottom crust in the baking pan
- Spread the remaining crumble mixture over the top and pat it down
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy the season’s bounty.
A berry crumble is a delicious alternative. Try blueberries, raspberries, black berries — your choice. You’ll need a thickner to hold the berries together, so add 2 table spoons of arrowroot powder mixed in 1/2 cup water to the filling.
(Recipe from The Salt Spring Experience: Recipes for Body, Mind and Spirit. If you would like to purchase a copy of our popular book, contact us and we’ll be happy to send you one!)
Photo by AnneCN