The cold snap has sent me on a craving for comforting food, gluten free desserts. I have always had a knack for being able to make the perfect crumble but I have not used a recipe since the first time I made it in home economics in early high school. You see, we always had an abundance of home-stewed fruit so I was a pro-crumble-maker by the time I was 14. I have carried that talent over to the gluten free apple crumble. Today I thought I would measure as I go (as to create the perfect gluten free apple crumble recipe) so everyone else can create my warming gluten free winter dessert favourite.
- Preparation time
- 30 minutes
- Cooking time
- 10 minutes
- 6 apples (granny smiths are the best cooking apples)
- 1 tbsp of water
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 tsp of sugar (or using half pears and half apples without any sugar)
- 60g of butter
- 40g of gluten free flour
- 60g of almond meal
- 40g of brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 175°C
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Put them in a saucepan with the other ingredients. Place on a medium heat on the stove, stir occasionally.
- While the apples are cooking, slice the butter into thin flakes into a bowl. Rub the flour and butter together until mixed as evenly as possible. Now add the almond meal and continue to rub through until even. Add the sugar and mix well.
- When the apples are soft remove them from the heat and place in a medium sized oven proof dish. Cover evenly with the crumble and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with double cream for a delicious low sugar, healthy, gluten free dessert.
- 280 calories per serving
- This recipe has been adapted to have less sugar than a normal crumble