Apple Blueberry Crumble

I recently bought a large bag of Empire apples and fearing they’ll go bad soon, my co-worker suggested that I make an apple crumble with it.I really, really liked the idea that I got to it right after I got home from work. And since my boyfriend really enjoys apple crumble, this is like a win-win!

To make things a bit fancier, we also added in super sour blueberries that served nobody any good but to be baked in a pastry or a smoothie. I’m all about simple and quick recipes and with this one, it’s super easy to be flexible and add in whatever fruit you may want to try – my top 3 suggestions to go with the apples are blueberries, strawberries, and peaches. At the same time, you can also not use apples at all to make another type of fruit crumble!

** Yield: Makes 6-8 servings using a 8×8 baking pan.**

Topping:

  • 2 cups Old-fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Packed Golden Brown Sugar (or Regular Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Chilled Unsalted Butter (Cut into cubes to mix easier)

Mixture:

  • Butter (for greasing the pan)
  • 4 Medium-sized Empire apples
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries (Can try with frozen)
  • 1/2 cup Packed Golden Brown Sugar (or Regular Sugar)
  • 2 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon

Steps:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 8x8x2-inch aluminum pan with butter.

For the topping: Mix oats, sugar, and flour in a bowl. Add in butter and mix with fingertips until the topping comes together in moist clumps. The topping can be made a day ahead if you’d just cover and chill it in the fridge.

For the mixture: Peel, half or quarter, and core each of the apples. I like to have my apple slices smaller so I cut each quarter of an apple into 4-5 slices. For larger slices, cut each half of the apple into 5-6 slices. Mix apples, blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl. Transfer to the baking pan and sprinkle the topping over evenly.

Bake for around 55 minutes, which is about the time the apples are tender and the topping is brown and crisp. Let cool slightly and spoon warm crumble into bowls or plates. To top it all off, you can serve with your favourite ice cream flavour!

Photo 2015-02-23, 10 39 29 PM

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Did you like this recipe? What fruits did you add to your Apple Crumble? Share you ideas with me at cookbook@theshbang.com!

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