Moving on from yesterday’s “What do I do with excess applesauce?” theme…
My apple sauce tends to be fairly chunky – I like big pieces of apple (and usually use a combination of apples such that some fall apart but some don’t). If your apple sauce is similar then this will be a doddle for you. If yours is more sauce than apple chunks, you can always add some freshly chopped apples or pears to give it the additional texture. Alternatively, you can mix in other kinds of fruit such as frozen berries or rhubarb if you like. If you add fruit that has a high-water content, mix in a tablespoon of corn starch, flour, or tapioca flour to absorb the moisture.
This dessert works great either in individual ramekins or a family sized dish that you scoop portions out of.
- 3 parts uncut oatmeal
- 1 part wheat bran (optional)
- 1 part flour
- cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, to taste.
- 2 parts brown sugar or maple syrup
- 2 parts melted unsalted butter
- In a bowl, combine the oatmeal, spices, flour, and bran (if using). In another large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar or maple syrup.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter and mix well.
- Spoon as a layer over the fruit mixture.
Which ever presentation you opt for, start by laying down a thick layer of fruit, and then top with the crumble topping. Bake until the topping is browned. Serve warm with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.