Cinnamon Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

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I lack the knowledge to make a proper pie crust, so here’s my attempt at the next best thing. The filing can be substituted with other fruit of course. This recipe makes six ramekins worth, but can easily be scaled up or down as needed.

Ingredients

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
Butter / margarine
Cinnamon
Brown Sugar
6 Medium Sized Apples (I use granny smiths as the tartness contrasts with the brown sugar)

Peel, core and cube the apples. In a pan on medium heat, combine the apples with a couple tablespoons of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. The amount of brown sugar you add will vary depending on the sweetness of the apples and how diabetic you feel. I used about two generous tablespoons for the 6 apples (which were really sour by the way). Give the mixture a good stir and taste. Cook until the apples are coated with a thick sauce. This should take about five minutes.

To make the crumble, combine the flour, oatmeal and about 1-3 tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix in about 3.5 tablespoons of softened butter. You’ll want the mixture to resemble large crumbs.

Spoon the mixture into the ramekins and top with the mixture. Bake in the oven until the top is brown. For my convection oven, this takes about 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

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