In Celebration of Apples: 3 of 3

October 14, 2013

Gingered Apple Crumble

(serves 2)

Apple crumble

1 large apple (or 2 small), diced

1 tsp lemon juice

1 dtsp honey/coconut nectar/molasses sugar

1 knob fresh ginger, grated



1/4 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup walnuts/pecans/hazelnuts

2 large medjool dates, pitted*

1/3 tsp cinnamon or cardamon

Pinch of salt

Garnish with: seasonal berries (optional)


    • Put diced apples into a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, sweetener and grated ginger. Mix and leave to marinate for 30 – 60 mins. A light syrup will develop and the apples will soften nicely.
    • Put everything else into a food processor and pulse to break down gradually so that you have a tacky, yet crumbly mass
    • Transfer your apples into a single serving dish (or divide into individual serving dessert bowls). Top with the crumble mix
    • Decorate with seasonal berries, if you have them

A mix of apples and pears works well with this recipe – in fact the crumble goes well with all sorts of fruit mixes, so do experiment. Alternatively, turn the crumble in to a snack: roll up a teaspoon into small bite-sized balls and pop them in your lunch-box.

* If using dried dates, use about 4 and soak them first to soften


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