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It’s Crumble Time!
Photos by Nathalie Krull
Feature, Food

It’s Crumble Time! 

Photos by Nathalie Krull

Cranberry Apple Crumble

11 small apples or 8 large apples (I normally use granny smith apples, but any kind will be good)

2 packs of fresh cranberries

2 1/2 cups brown sugar (Adjust sugar to your preferred level of sweetness)

4 cups old fashioned oats

3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten free flour of your choice…oat, almond, cassava, tapioca, or a blend

3/4 cup of melted butter

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup chopped or broken up walnuts or pecans-depending how big you like the pieces

Peel, core, and chop apples into slices. I like to vary how thick the slices are…making some a little thicker and some super thin.
Cook the sliced apples and fresh cranberries in a pot on medium heat stirring frequently. Cook until most of the cranberries have broken down, and popped. Approximately 15 minutes. Add 3/4 cup -1 1/4 cup brown sugar to the cranberry apple mixture, depending on how sweet you like it…We like it more on the tart side, because the crumble part is sweet. Continue to cook mixture until all the sugar is dissolved, just a couple minutes more…Then remove from the heat, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl mix the remaining ingredients: old fashioned oats, flour, Approximately 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, walnuts, pour the melted butter over the mixture, stir, and lightly coat the ingredients.
Now in a large baking dish layer your ingredients…First on the bottom of the dish spoon a layer of your crumble, approx. 1/3 of the total crumble mixture…just enough to cover the bottom of the dish and make a crust-like layer. Next spoon all of your cranberry apple mixture evenly on top of the crumble…And lastly, pour the remaining crumble on top.
Cook in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes till browned and bubbling.
Enjoy warm, room temperature, or even cold…My family likes it any old way. You could also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take it to the next level…definitely not necessary, but certainly delicious!

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