Need a quick dessert? Easiest fruit crumble

Strawberry fruit crumble by sugarhammock

I have talked before about how easy this dessert is so here is the recipe for my vegan fruit crumble. Notes at the bottom. Enjoy!

 Ingredients (for 4 persons, depending on how hungry you are):

For berry filling: 2 cups frozen berries (mixed/ summer fruit/ cherries) 
1/3 cup sugar (can adjust to taste)
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 Tsp vanilla extract (optional)

For apple filling: 1-2 cups of chopped apples (about 3 regular granny smiths or one large cooking apple)
1/3 cup apple sauce / apple purée
1/4 cup maple syrup
Cinnamon/ nutmeg/ mixed spice (according to taste)

Crumble: 1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegan butter, cold
1/2 cup plain oats (if you want to make a crisp)
Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees (350 farenheit)

For the berry filling, combine the fruit and sugar over medium high heat until all the sugar has completely dissolved and forms a light compote consistency (can coat the back of a spoon). Add the lemon and vanilla and continue on a low heat.

For the apple filling, chop the apples into cubes (about the size of your thumb), making sure to avoid the core. In a mixing bowl, add the apples, maple syrup, apple sauce and spices and stir until the apples are fully coated.

For the crumble, combine the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl. Add the cold butter in small cubes, rubbing with your hand until all the butter cubes are incorporated into a rough crumble texture.

In a 6 1/2 inch ceramic cake pan, add the fruit mixture evenly, then cover with the crumble. Place on medium rack for 20-25 minutes, and 25-30 minutes for the apple crumble, or until the crumble has turned golden brown. Leave to cool.

Vegan Apple crumble recipe from Sugar Hammock

Notes: Some recipes call for the butter to be at room temperature. In my experience this creates a more homogenous mixture, whic we don't want. It is a crumble so we want those lumps created by the cold fat source.

I don't believe you have to use cooking apples only for this. They do cook quicker but they also have a tendancy to brown extremely quickly. Regular green apples can work just fine. 

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