Sarah Gale Nutrition

Apple Pie

22 October 2018

Apple crumble 

The smell of it cooking – is one of the most wonderful things about October. 🍁🍂 This healthy version uses dessert apples rather than tart cooking apples, meaning no sugar is needed for the filling to taste sweet.

Healthy Apple Crumble (serves 4)

Ingredients:
For the topping
75g oats 
30g wholewheat flour, gluten free flour, or millet flour (do not use coconut flour)
25g chopped pecans
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
25g unsalted butter, melted

For the filling
750g chopped red apple*
2 tbsp cornflour
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg

Method:
1️⃣️Preheat the oven to 180˚C, and grease an 8”-square pan.
2️⃣️To make the topping, combine the oats, pecans, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in the maple syrup and melted butter. Stir until fully incorporated.
3️⃣️For the filling, mix the apples with the cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl until completely coated.
4️⃣️Transfer the filling to the prepared pan, and gently press down with a spatula. Sprinkle evenly with the topping. (The topping tends to clump, so try to break it up into fairly small pieces.) Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the apple pieces are tender. The juices will start to thicken as the crumble cools.

* Fuji’s are ideal but Gala and Braeburn apples would work as well.