Fruit crumbles aren’t the prettiest of dishes but they are filling, hearty, and oh-so-delicious!
This crumble has a little twist – strawberries in the fruit filling add a lovely jammy sweetness and the topping is made with peanut butter in place of regular butter. The topping is surprisingly creamy (and nutty, of course) and even more delicious than butter – really!
Serve with your favourite ice cream, cream or custard to take this fruit crumble to dessert awesomeness!!
Apple Crumble with a twist
Serves about 4-6
4 Granny Smith apples
1 heaped tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
juice of 1 small lemon
1/2 punnet strawberries
40g dark brown sugar
65 g smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil (I used peanut oil)
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
Preheat oven to 180C (or 350F). Peel, cut and chop the apples. Place in a saucepan with the sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Cook until tender.
While the apples are cooking, prepare the strawberries and topping. Hull the strawberries and cut in half; set aside. To make the topping, place the oats, sugar, peanut butter and oil in a bowl and mix until combined (fingers, rather than a spoon, are much quicker!).
Place the cooked apple with the strawberries in an ovenproof dish (my dish measured approx 14x22cm). Add the peanuts and topping and cook in the oven for approx 20 minutes.
Serve with ice cream, cream or custard.