Apple Rhubarb & Blueberry Crumble

Late summer + fall flavours layered with fruits + warmly spiced oat, pecan + pumpkin seed crumble topping.  

 

The food processor makes quick work of this delish little dish ~ perfect for breakfast or dessert!

 

A note on Rhubarb ~ you can freeze it!  If you have lots of rhubarb, slice it and freeze.  Use it in recipes like this over the winter.

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook Time 30 - 40 mins
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving8 - 10
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Ingredients

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Crumble Topping

  • 1 ½ cups oats + 1 cup rolled oats
  • 4-5 tbsp coconut oil | butter*
  • ¼ cup soft brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1-2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tsp cinnamon - gnd
  • 2 tsp ginger - gnd
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg - gnd
  • ½ tsp salt

Fruit

  • 6 - 8 apples - cut off core
  • 2 cups rhubarb - thin sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries - fresh | frozen
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup - optional

Method

Apple Rhubarb & Blueberry Crumble

 

PREHEAT oven 350F | 175C   13″ x 9″ inch | 33cm x 23cm glass or ceramic baking dish.

 

Crumble in a food processor
ADD 1½ cups oats – and blitz into flour.  ADD coconut oil | butter, sugar, maple, vanilla, salt + spices.  BLITZ until well combined and beginning to create a thick crumble mixture.

ADD pumpkin seeds, pecans, + 1 cup rolled oats.  PULSE a few times to combine.  TASTE adjust spices. SET aside in a bowl.

 

Fruit
ADD ½ the apples – roughly chopped off the core to the food processor BLITZ until chopped into small-ish pieces – see gallery photo.  Place blitzed apples into the baking dish & repeat.  You can do it all at once if you have a larger food processor.

 

BAKING DISH – ADD sliced rhubarb + raisins with apples and stir well to combine. Scatter blueberries over the top and spread fruit evenly in the dish.

 

ADD crumble topping over fruit scattering and spreading with a fork into an even layer.

 

BAKE 35 – 45 mins until the fruit is cooked and crumble is golden on top.

 

SERVE hot, warm or cold.  SERVE as is or with yoghurt, cream, ice cream or mascarpone.

Tips + Suggestions

* BUTTER | COCONUT OIL – use 4 to 5 tbsp, up to 6 tbsp = depends on taste + texture you like and how much fat content you want.

 

APPLES – do not peel – the skin is good for you, and the food processor does a great job of chopping up the apples in seconds.

 

SWAP maple syrup for fruit jam in crumble = ¼ cup jam + 1 tbsp water. 

 

SWAP pumpkin seeds + pecan for sunflower seeds or nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, or skip altogether.

 

FREEZING RHUBARB – I have successfully frozen sliced rhubarb and used it in a dish like this in the winter months.