This recipe is the ‘shortcut’ way to make a fruit crumble pudding. The crumble topping is created by using a crunchy oat based cereal such as Kellog’s Crunchy Nut Clusters. And on that note this dessert is a great way to use the last bit of the cereal that always gets crushed to smithereens.
Oat based cereal
Ground almond (optional)
Peel, core and slice 3 small apples. This can be done using the slice section of the grater.
Most graters have a slice function, if not the apples can be thinly sliced using a knife and chopping board
Take a handful of blueberries and pierce each one with a knife. Sometimes the heat can cause the blueberries to burst and cause a mess, piercing them releases the pressure.
For the apple coating, mix 3tbsp of brown sugar with 1tsp cinnamon powder. An optional ingredient of 2tsp ground almond can also be added, this depends on personal preference.
Evenly line the base of an oven proof dish with half of the coating. Arrange the sliced apples and blueberries and sprinkle on the rest of the coating.
The base of the dish
Arranged apples and blueberries
Evenly pour 4tbsp of milk over the apples.
For the crumble topping take a small bowl full of cereal and add it to a food processor. Blitz until all the ingredients have been ground.
The cereal after it have been in the food processor
Using the food processor also blitz a slice of bread until you have fine breadcrumbs.
In a bowl mix the cereal and breadcrumbs together. Add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder, 3tbsp brown sugar and 4tbsp milk, mix well.
Spread the crumble topping evenly over the sliced apples.
Cover the dish with foil and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. The temperature may need to be adjusted depending on your appliance.
After 20 minutes take the foil off and continue cooking this in the oven. This should take 20 more minutes for the apples to cook and the topping to go golden. It’s a good idea to check it regularly to ensure it is not burning. You can check if the apples are cooked by poking a fork through the crumble.
The crumble can be served with custard, cream or ice cream depending on your favourite. Enjoy!
Apple and blueberry crumble served with custard
If you would like to make the crumble topping even more extravagant; why not add sliced almonds, chopped nuts or even some honey.
Trying to be healthy by eating more fruit? Add a few more different berries; raspberries, blackberries and even strawberries.