Fall spices & warm seasonal fruit in an easy to prepare anytime dessert
Prep & Cooking: 45-60 mins.
Pairs well with: Coconut Whipped Topping
2 medium sized apples, cored & chopped – I don’t peel my apples, but if you prefer you can
3 cups fresh plums, pitted and chopped
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tbsp flour – use what you have; gluten free blend, whole wheat or all purpose
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
½ cup plant-based butter
¾ cup flour of your choice
¾ cup rolled oats
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tbsp ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Add salt, spices, flour, oats, and chopped nuts, stir to combine. You may find it easier to work the ingredients together by hand or with a fork to ensure that the oats are evenly distributed. Set this mixture aside while you prepare the fruit.
In a large bowl, combine apples, plums, spices, and 1 ½ tbsp flour, stir until all of the fruit has been coated. This will thicken any fruit juice and will create a less liquid finished product. Transfer fruit mixture to a 9x9 baking dish, If you do not have a 9x9 baking dish use an oven safe container that will hold the fruit; creating approximately a 1 ½ - 2 inch layer of fruit. You can also use multiple smaller containers. Baking times will vary, but not enough to worry about.
Layer the crumb topping evenly over the fruit mixture and place on the middle rack of a preheated oven. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. When finished, the topping should be golden and the fruit mixture will be bubbling. Allow the crumble to cool for 15 minutes or more before serving.
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