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Quick and Easy Apple Crumble Recipe for the Holidays


By Maria Sierra, La Cooquette. Maria Sierra is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®

Now that the weather has gotten colder, it’s time to warm up with the best baking treat of the season: a delicious apple crumble!

See below for a full list of ingredients and directions, and watch the video here to see how to do it – be sure to turn on subtitles!


(6-8 servings)
- 4 Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples
- 1 cup of flour + 2 Tbsps for filling
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 2 tsps of cinnamon, divided
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup (or 110 grams) of unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup roasted walnuts or pecans (optional)
*For serving: vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. Prep your baking dish by greasing it with unsalted butter or oil and preheat your oven to 375 F.
2. Make your crumble: in a large bowl add the two types of flour, two types of sugar, and your unsalted butter cubes. Using your hands, mix and break up the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
3. Peel and core apples. Cut them in small cubes/pieces. Add a bit of lemon juice on top to prevent them from browning.
4. Add apples to baking dish along with cinnamon. Mix well.
5. Add your crumble on top of the apple base but don’t press it against it, just make sure it covers it fully as an upper layer.
6. Bake your apple crumble uncovered for about 35-40 mins, or until you see it golden brown.
7. In the meantime, you may prepare a custard to serve with the crumble. For this, start by adding milk and heavy cream to a medium pot and heating it on medium high.
8. Add egg yolks to a medium-sized bowl along with the sugar and start beating everything with a hand whisk. Add cornstarch and vanilla and mix well.
9. Once the milk mixture starts to boil, turn the heat to low.
10. While still whisking the egg yolk mixture, add about ½ cup of the milk mixture. Do this 2-3 times until everything is incorporated and warm. This serves to temper the egg yolk mix and prevent it from cooking.
11. Transfer the egg + milk mix back to the pot and heat under medium low heat, always whisking, until the mixture reduces itself and thickens a little bit, but not too much. British custard tends to be more runny than American custard.
12. Take your apple crumble out from the oven and serve warm along with custard or with ice cream. Enjoy!

Maria Sierra is a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®

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