After having taken a course of antibiotics for flu a few weeks ago, I found that not only was the medication really good to help kill the bad bacteria, sadly, but also my appetite. I understand yoghurt provides probiotics, known as good, friendly bacteria that’s beneficial for our digestive system. Too bad, I’m not quite into the blank and tangy taste of this dairy product. So, I headed over to make this apple raspberry crumble to entertain my taste bubs as well as boost my digestive health. This apple raspberry crumble is pure enjoyment with a balanced sweet and sour taste, with chunks of lightly sweetened apples, blended with crisp crumbles. By adding all these extras, it turned the boring yoghurt into an amazingly wonderful treat.
The “crumble” is one of the popular, simple baked desserts. Simply mix the flour, sugar and butter, then pop in the oven and bake until the mixture turns crisp. It perfectly goes with any fresh or frozen fruits.
Apple Raspberry Crumble (Printable recipe)
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 3 to 4serves
- 2 apple, green or red as you like, diced
- 2 Tbsp caster sugar, or to taste
- 4 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional
- 100 gm raspberry, fresh or frozen
- 1 Tbsp caster sugar
- 100 gm plain flour
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp rolled oats
- 60 gm butter, chilled and diced
- yoghurt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 180C/356F.
- Use a small saucepan, put diced apple, sugar, water, lemon juice and cinnamon and mix well. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved completely and the apple turns soft. Transfer into a bowl. Let it cool down.
- Put raspberry and sugar into the saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved and raspberry starts to break down. Remove from heat. Let cool. Pass raspberry mixture through a sieve to strain the seeds if you like.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and oats well. Use your fingertips to rub butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Transfer the mixture on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Loosen it up with a fork. Carefully transfer the crumbles with baking paper onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
- To serve, spoon raspberry sauce, cooked apple dices into individual glasses. Add yoghurt, Sprinkle the crumble mixture over. Enjoy!
- While baking crumbles, don’t leave it unattended as it’s easily burnt due to the sugar mixed in. Make sure not to spread the crumble mixture too thin. It will help prevent from burning easily.
- While cooking the apples, by adding a little of lemon juice, the apple dices won’t turn black easily. If using green apples, or enough sourness, you can skip the lemon juice anyway.