Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

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  • 1 bunch rhubarb
  • 4 granny smith or golden delicious apples
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 30g butter

          Crumble Topping

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100g flour
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Handful of flaked almonds


Rub together the butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger powder. Add the flaked almonds and set aside. Preheat oven to 180°C. Peel, core and chop apples. Wash rhubarb and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place rhubarb and apples in a frying pan with orange zest, cinnamon sticks, orange juice, vanilla bean and butter. Cook slowly for a few minutes until tender. Heap into individual ramekins or 1 large baking dish and cover with crumble mix. Place in oven and bake until golden. Enjoy hot or cold, on its own, or with cream or ice-cream. ** add coconut, oats chopped hazelnuts to add variety to your crumble topping ** For the filling, try adding apple juice concentrate (from health food shops) and omitting the sugar