Vegan Apple and Cinnamon Crumble

A simple recipe for my favourite flavours in my favourite dessert.

Serves 6-8

What you need:

For the Filling:

  • 5 Bramley apples peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of golden caster sugar (or a little more to stop it being too tart)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Essence

For the topping:

  • 75g of vegan butter (cut into small chunks or small spoonfuls straight from the pack)
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • Sprinkle of golden caster sugar (optional)

What you need to do:

  1. Pre heat oven to Gas Mark 4.
  2. On a low to medium heat add all ingredients for the filling into a saucepan and bring to a boil and simmer lightly for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally or until apples just start to go soft. Do a taste test and add a little more sugar if it is too tart.
  3. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid from the pan. Grease a small baking dish and evenly spread the filling into the bottom.
  4. In a mixing bowl add in all the ingredients for the topping and either rub and mix together with clean hands or mix well with a wooden spoon. If mixture seems too wet add a bit more flour and/or oats. The mixture wants to be a little solid and not fine and dusty.
  5. Crumble the mixture into clumps on top of the filling ensuring you cover it all evenly. By doing this it creates a soft granola type topping that crisps slightly but adds that tasty bit of stodge to go with the apple filling. Then finally sprinkle the top with a little golden caster sugar (This is optional).
  6. Put in the oven for 40-45 minutes checking it half way through. You want to bake it until the top of the crumble goes a lovely golden brown.
  7. Serve with vegan Vanilla Ice Cream and ENJOY!!!

Note: This can be made in advance and chilled in the fridge for a couple of days before baking.

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