A classic apple crumble with a twist. We have added some extra natural sweetness and colour from cherries to make this Apple and Cherry Crumble a comforting dessert that is easy to make for a crowd.
Today is International Women’s Day and we have the perfect recipe to celebrate and to share with the girls. No need for bowls – just grab a spoon, sit down in front of your favourite film together and dig in.
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I have such happy memories of apple crumble, as it’s the only dessert we used to eat when I was little. We weren’t really big on dessert in our house (that has definitely changed since I have gotten older) and dessert was saved for a Sunday after a roast dinner and it was always an apple crumble, occasionally an apple pie. Now, every time I eat it or see it on a menu I get those same warm feelings in my heart and belly that I did back then.
I want to make apple crumble a traditional dessert in my own little family and whilst Avery is quite a few years away from taking part, Dave and I are getting the tradition started. We have made a few small changes to the traditional recipe, using ground almonds and oats instead of flour and using coconut oil instead of butter, but all the flavour is still there.
Apple and cherry isn’t a combination that you would usually think of, but I think it really works and it gives it a bit more colour than you would get from a plain apple crumble. The reason why we decided to add some cherries, was because they were on the GreenJinn app this week, so we thought why not?
If you haven’t heard of the GreenJinn app before and you like saving money on your food shopping, then you need to download this app straight away! GreenJinn gives you personalised cash-back coupons on groceries across UK supermarkets. The app means that you could save over £600 a year – and who doesn’t want that kind of saving?
We regularly use the GreenJinn app and the great thing about it is that it is totally personalised for your own tastes. There are no more irrelevant coupons as the coupons you receive are based on what you tell the app you want. Do you want to save money on vegetable? Meat? Pet care? Or many other things for that matter! Simply tell the app what you want to save money on and each week you will be sent a list of coupons for items based on your preferences.
With the new guidelines changing from 5-a-day fruit and veg to 10-a-day, we need all the savings we can get, so this app is ideal. Also, it only provides coupons for good quality products:
“We avoid giving you coupons on highly processed products and junk food. We care about your health, wellbeing and the environment.“
Once you have the coupons on your phone, just select the ones you want, buy the product, keep the receipt and then claim your cash back by taking a photo of the receipt. So simple! For this we used vouchers for organic oats, apples, cherries, coconut oil and vanilla ice cream, so this was a super budget dessert. If you want to save money on your food shop, then head over to the GreenJinn website for more details. GreenJinn is available on iPhone and Android too.
We spent £14.55 and we claimed back £2.95. That goes a long way to buying some extra fruit and vegetables.
Now comes down to a debate that will turn your dinner table lively – what do you serve this Apple and Cherry Crumble with? Ice cream or custard? We went with ice cream, as we think a good quality vanilla ice cream is the perfect side to a comforting crumble. But, if you are more of a custard kind of person, then you go for it!
Not just for International Women’s Day, but this would be a good dessert to make over the Easter weekend, if you have a lot of people to cook for. It’s really simple and takes less than 30 minutes to make – you could even prepare it ahead of time and then just throw it in the oven when everyone is ready for dessert.
- 4 Apples, peeled and chopped
- 200 g Fresh cherries, stoned and chopped
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 140 g Ground almonds
- 40 g Oats, blended into flour
- 3 tbsp Coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Brown sugar
Firstly, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and cook the apples and cherries for 5 minutes.
Add the maple syrup and cinnamon and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Put all the crumble mixture into a food processor and pulse a few times until combined.
Pour the filling into an 200cm (8 inch) baking dish and top with the crumble mix.
Finally, bake at 180°C for 25 minutes.
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**This Apple and Cherry Crumble recipe was commissioned by Green Jinn, however all opinions are my own**