Monday, July 11, 2011

A Sweet Tooth

Lately, I've been craving apple pie so I purchased a few small apples last week in anticipation of making it.  Today I noticed the apples were going a bit soft and as I wasn't up to making pie crust, I decided to make some apple crumble instead.

This was my first attempt at making this dish though I have eaten it from time to time. I knew before hand that it is not too difficult to make so I googled a diabetic recipe.  The following recipe came up but somehow I don't think it is that diabetic friendly. I'll have to look for another one but in the meantime, this one will be eaten.  I did reduce the sugar and the oil and increased the oats so that will help a bit.

Recipe from IFood


* 4 large cooking apples

* 4 tbsp olive oil

* Zest and juice of 1 large lemon

* 3/4 cups of sugar (any kind will do). I like brown.

* 2 pinches of ground cinnamon

* 1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter

* 1 cup plain flour (I increased this slightly by about 1/4 cup)

* 5/8 cup sugar (I reduced this to about 1/2 cup)

* 1/8 cup porridge oats (I increased this slightly). 


1. Peel and core the apples and cut into large chunks.
2. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the lemon zest and juice, sugar, cinnamon and then add the apples. Cook for 5 mins to soften slightly.
3. Tip into a large baking dish.
4. Place the cold butter and flour into a food processor and pulse until you have a fine breadcrumb consistency.
5. Tip into a bowl and stir through the extra sugar (1/2) carefully. Spoon over the top of the stewed apples and sprinkle over the oats.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 mins or until well-browned. Serve your apple crumble plain or with custard or ice cream.  Today we had French vanilla ice cream to go with the crumble.

This dish was delicious and I highly recommend it. It was made special by the addition of the lemon juice and lemon rind which really enhanced the overall flavour of the dish. 
Bon appetit!


Diane said...

Mmmmmm I love apple crumble, why fiddle with pastry when crumble is so delicious. Sure there are ways to make this better for diabetics, but as I don't have the problem I would not know how. Diane

Joyful said...

Hi Diane, yes I'm sure there are ways to make it more diabetic friendly. I had already made some changes and I'll look to make more modifications. It was yummy!

Anonymous said...

I hope you can find a recipe that is more diabetic-friendly, but this does look delicious.
Thanks for visiting my site.

jan said...

Yum. That looks delish with the ice-cream.

Fred Alton said...

Looks like a delightful treat! I'm not sure I've had "apple crumble" per se, but have enjoyed similar desserts. Diabetic or not - it sure looks good. ☻

Joyful said...

Seniorhiker, the crumble was delicious. I'll keep looking for another crumble that is meant for diabetics.

Joyful said...

Thank you Jan, the dish was delish ;-)

Joyful said...

Fred, it was sooooo good, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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