This dessert is honestly one of our favourites. It is hard to beat and it also happens to be low fodmap & gluten free and also gut friendly. It’s easy to make, Dave’s 8 year old daughter Issy can make this by herself! It takes 40 minutes to make and will serve at least 8 portions. It is one of our most popular recipes on our online Gut health revolution course which we run with Consultant gastroenterologist Dr. Alan Desmond and dietician Rosie Martin.
Takes: 40 mins | Makes: 8 Servings | Difficulty: Beginner
Here we use apples and mixed berries but you can use whatever fruit you have, it really is interchangeable, pears work well, plums, peaches – genuinely whatever you have in your fruit bowl that needs using. This dish is a great way to use up lots of ripe fruit. This was our mothers go to dessert she used to make after Sunday dinner when we were growing up so we grew up eating plenty of apple crumble! The crumble topping is really easy to make and like the fruit, the topping ingredients can be amended to what you have.
We do always have some oat flakes in our topping, some seeds, sometimes some nuts, sometimes some almond meal and then some liquid sweetener and some vegetable oil so that it golden’s up once in the oven. We love to serve with some vegan vanilla ice cream as you get the lovely contrast of hot crispy fruit crumble with the cold and smooth ice cream!!
FAQ – frequently asked questions
Absolutely!! The fruit is interchangeable to what you have and what is ripe and ready to use!! We have often made this with pears and blackberries, plums, nectarines and even some citrus!
Absolutely! You could use whatever liquid sweetener you have and the same goes for the topping ingredients, they really are interchangeable with what you have.
Yes indeed it freezes really well and heats up great. We suggest freezing it in portions so you only have to reheat what you need so it avoids wastage. Alternatively freeze it as a whole crumble then simply thaw it before you want to use it and heat through before serving.
You can make the crumble ahead of time, just don’t bake it in the oven. Stew the fruit and put in the baking dish and top with the crumble and then once you are ready to eat it finish it off in the oven and possibly serve with some cold vegan vanilla ice cream!
Absolutely!! Simply replace them with any berry of choice!
It will last for at least 3 days in the fridge