Friday 13 December 2013

Spiced Cranberry and Apple Oaty Crumble

Spiced Cranberry and Apple Oaty Crumble
It doesn't matter what the weather is like a oaty crumble is always a welcome at JibberJabber Towers. Throughout the year we have changes in the fruit and what we serve with it – cream, yoghurt or custard but the oaty topping remains.

With a nod to the festive season and my role as this month's host of Feel Good Food I felt it time for some cranberries to make an appearance in our Sunday crumble. I decided to combine them with some Bramley apples and the result was it was nice. That's it – nice. Not something that is going to inspire you to rush out and buy the ingredients for this recipe. It didn't have the juiciness of plums or the luxury of freshly picked blackberries. I was then flicking through my copy of Leon Friends & Family: Book 4 which I received as a from Louisa at Eat your veg. In it was a recipe for a cranberry and apple crumble with a bit of added zing. That recipe had a flour based topping which I never make because my husband isn't that keen on flour crumbles and oats are far better for you anyway. I've reduced the quantities to fit my crumble dish and of course added by own oaty crumble topping.

I am sending this over to Vanesther at Bangers & Mash for this month's cinnamon themed The Spice Trail challenge.
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Obviously this is my own entry for Feel Good Food that I am hosting this month on behalf of Victoria at A Kick At The Pantry Door.

Jen at Blue Kitchen Bakes is also doing a fresh cranberry link up.

Equipment: Oven-proof dish (mine measures 17cm x 23cm)


2 Bramley apples (should weigh around 400g), peeled, cored and cut into slices.
100g Fresh cranberries
25g Demerara sugar
Zest and juice 1 orange
¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
¼ tsp Mixed spice
Grating of fresh nutmeg or ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg.


140g Porridge oats
28g Ground almonds
85g Demerara sugar
55g Unsalted butter, cut into small pieces.


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
2. Place the apples and cranberries into the dish. Sprinkle the sugar, orange zest and juice, and spices over the fruit.
3. In a separate bowl weigh out the oats and add the almonds and sugar.
4. Put the butter into the bowl and stir so all the ingredients are mixed in and the butter is covered with the mixture.
5. Spoon evenly over the apples and cranberries until it is all covered.
6. Cook for 20 minutes until the oats on top have browned.

1 comment:

  1. I love crumbles, apple is a favourite in our house though despite my love of cranberries I have yet to use them in a crumble. This shall be rectified! I also like the sound of the crumble topping with the ground almonds, I usually just use flour and a spoonful of oats so this is another thing I have to try. Thanks so much for adding this to my cranberry linky :)


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