Easy Vegan Apple Crumble
Easy Vegan Apple Crumble. Chunks of beautiful British apples, with a hidden layer of jammy blueberries all topped off with a crisp dairy free crumble. Replace the flour with Gluten Free or ground almonds for a comforting coeliac friendly dessert.
Crumble must be the quintessential British dessert.
The ultimate comfort food for those long, dark winter weekends.
A Perfect pud after a hearty Sunday Roast.
The only question is whether to smother it in dairy free custard, ice cream or both?? (the latter in this house in case your wondering!)
And why wait for the weekend… use tinned or frozen fruit for a comforting midweek treat. Stash batches of crumble topping in the freezer to make it even easier to enjoy crumble any day of the week! Frozen mixed berries or blueberries work perfectly in both apple and pear crumbles.
We’ve all been nursing sore throats and generally been under the weather this week, so when they all arrived home Friday to a dinner of my Vegan Leek & Potato Pie followed by a large helping of this crumble I earned a fair few brownie points!
It may be essentially just a layer of stewed fruit baked with a crisp crumble topping of fat, flour and sugar. But oh how good it is! There is of course a perfect ratio of crumble to filling – for Daddy Peacock you can basically just hold the fruit – just deep enough to give you a good layer of it but not so much that you’re basically just eating fruit shortbread! In the summer I go for a light sprinkling of crumble over the top but for the current wild winter weather, a thick crust is the way to go!
Personally, I love to add oats or seeds to my crumble mix for an extra texture. Using brown sugar gives a lovely toffee flavour and lots of delicious sticky bits where the filling tries to leak out, but its expensive so good old granulated is my go-to.
The best thing about crumble?
Its so easy to please everyone!
Just use whichever fruit they will eat. We love to use tinned peaches, fresh plums and even add handfuls of dried cranberries to the fruit mix. This is Easy Vegan Apple Crumble has a hidden layer of frozen blueberries between the apple chunks. As they bake it turns into gorgeous pockets of purple jam. Because I use any old eating apples, I add a few tbsp of water to the fruit layer, otherwise it is very dry. The best Apple Crumble is made with half Bramley apples and half eating apples. You get lots of syrup where the Bramleys disintegrate, but still have the chunks of eating apples left.
Aside from being ill, everything else around here seems to have settled down. We are all very much looking forward to half term and The Ginger one’s birthday. I can’t believe she is going to be 6. Definitely no more babies around here! Which I’ll be honest is quite a nice feeling. I love that we are slowly getting time to ourselves, being able to sit in bed at the weekend with a quiet cup of coffee in the morning while they play has been a long time coming!
I’m still not sure what Miss Ginger Peachick wants for her birthday – she just says she doesn’t really need anything! So any suggestions for what to get a sparkly, rainbow, unicorn-loving, crazy gymnast Peachick most welcome!!
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Recipe for Easy Vegan Apple Crumble
Easy Vegan Apple Crumble
For the Filling
- 700 g Apple
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Granulated sugar White or Brown
- 100 g Frozen Blueberries (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a deep pie dish.
- Peel and chop the apples into large-ish chunks (about 1.5cm). Add to a bowl with the sugar and cinnamon and mix until the apples are coated. This will protect the apples from browning and will begin to form the filling as the sugar pulls the juice out of the fruit.
- Put half the apple mixture in the pie dish. Sprinkle over the frozen blueberries and pile over the rest of the apple mixture. Set this aside while you make the crumble topping.
- To make the crumble topping place the flour and baking margarine into a bowl and rub together with fingertips, fork or pastry cutter. Continue until it makes crumbs with a few small lumps of margarine left.
- Add the oats & sugar and stir together with a fork. Next drizzle over the vegetable oil and use the pastry cutter to combine. Pile the crumble mix over the top of the apple mixture.
- Bake for 40-50mins until the crumble mix is golden brown and the apples are soft. Serve with loads of dairy free custard and ice cream!