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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

I much prefer crumbles to pies, so thought I'd use some rhubarb and a couple of apples to make a tasty crumble.



So quick and simple, peeled and chopped apples and rhubarb about 1 1/2in pieces.



Popped in a pan with 4 tbs of sugar (or to taste), cinnamon and a few tbs of water and left to simmer. It's rather nice with a splash or two of Port as well!

Crumble mix couldn't be any easier, just flour, butter and brown sugar. You can be a bit healthier and use oats and some chopped nuts give even more crunch.

I lazily popped ours in the food processor and doubled up on the portions.




A few pulses of the processor and there were lovely crumbly crumbs!





Fruit in the base of the dish with plenty of crumble on top.






I doubled up on crumble topping so we could put some in a bag and freeze it. It'll just need defrosting and sprinkling over the next time I make a crumble.

30 minutes later and we were enjoying a lovely hot crumble with some cold, melting ice cream.





Hubby was very happy, and there's plenty left for tomorrow.

Take care
xxx

12 comments:

  1. What is it about crumble I wonder, I too much prefer it to pie!! Yours looks delicious!! xx

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    1. Thank you, iy must be the crunchy topping we like x

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  2. Ooh, you can't beat a good crumble Cheryl, and yours looks amazing! love Claire xx

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  3. I think it's the sugar in the topping, Amy. Even if you make a sweet pastry, it isn't quite as sweet, and light and delicious and..............!
    Sadly, our rhubabrb plants have both decided to rot this winter. Do I really want to pay the silly prices charged round here for a couple of sticks? YES! I can justify it because I need to use all those apple slices I froze in autumn, ready for the rhubabrb to spring up.
    It would be a crime not to marry my apple slices to chunks of rhubarb, even if I have to actually BUY it, doesn't it? Please? Somebody convince me it's necessary and not just my insatiable desire to put a couple more inches on my hips with crumble and cream.....
    Thanks for the reminder, Cheryl. Your crumble looks wonderful - mail me some please! LOL.
    Jenni

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  4. Yep with you on prefer crumble to piesxx yours looks very yummyx

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  5. I'm another who prefers crumbles to pies. My rhubarb has just started growing again so I'm looking forward to harvest time. I never thought to freeze crumble mixture, I'm so going to do that, thanks for a great tip.

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  6. Oh that looks delicious. I prefer crumbles to pies too! Great idea about doubling up! X

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  7. that looks so good. I can honestly say I have never had apple and rhubarb crumble. Would never think of putting them together.

    Gill in Canada

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