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I'm so thrilled to have found an organic apple orchard within driving distance of Montreal. Did you know that apples are on the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list? It's the first item on the list, in fact, so it's a fruit that we should be making every effort to eat organic if possible!
I came home with two huge grocery bags full of apples, and my usual fear that I wasn't actually going to do anything with them and end up having to compost them, but guess what? They are GONE!
So happens the kids love eating apples, but I also made four apple/pear crumbles in one week. I still have tons of pears, but that's only because it takes them so dang long to ripen. Pear crumbles, here we come!
Do you want a super easy and tasty desert recipe that you can really enjoy, and which will also help you to quickly use up those huge bags of apples sitting in your basement? Well, here it is!
• 5 cups of thinly sliced apples, or a combo of apples and pears, or any fruit, for that matter, fresh or frozen.
• 1/4 cup of flour, either regular whole wheat or you could use oat flour.
• 1/2 cup rolled oats (I did see a recipe for a soaked oats version of crumble somewhere, but I haven't tried it out yet)
• 1/3 of a cup of sugar (you could easily use Sucanat or coconut sugar in this equation. The fruit is so sweet on it's own that it's really just for the crust)
• 1/4 cup melted butter.
• 1 tsp cinnamon (OPTIONAL).
• 1/4 cup chopped nuts or coconut flakes (OPTIONAL).
Preheat over to 325°.
Spread the fruit in the bottom of a 9" x 13" baking dish.
In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients together. Pour the melted butter into the mix, and mix it all up until the butter is thoroughly incorporated into the dry ingredients and the mixture has formed crumbs.
Spread the dry mix on top of the fruit.
Pop into the oven and bake for 45 minutes, until the topping is golden brown the fruit is soft.