Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
I found this recipe while browsing through a favorite french blog of mine called Chocolate & Zucchini. It originally calls for 5 apples and two mangoes, and one day I'd love to try it with them. But for now I've only made it with the apples, and it's still sensational and easy. You'll notice there's no cinnamon in the recipe--I don't think the french relate apples with cinnamon the way we Americans seem to. You may add it if you wish, but I think they're on to something. It's amazing without any cinnamon.
- 6 -8 apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup salted butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup almonds, chopped very finely, almost to the consistency of flour
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. (I just used a spoon.) Add in oatmeal, flour, and chopped almonds, and mix again until mixture resembles course crumbs. It's easiest to accomplish this by getting your (clean) fingers in there and really going at it.
- Grease a square 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Peel, core, and dice apples, tossing with the nutmeg before arranging in baking dish. I used a few dashes of lemon juice to stop the apples from browning while I chopped them. Sprinkle with crumble mixture and bake for about 40 minutes. You may want to cover with foil for the last 10 minutes or so to ensure that it doesn't get too brown.