Monday, 19 November 2012

Gluten free apple and sweet mincemeat crumble

I apologise for the quality of the photograph, the light was a bit poor when I took the photograph on Friday evening. The simplicity of this dessert seemed like a good follow up to a main course with lots of flavours,( Lamb Machbous). I also wanted a gluten free topping and found this lovely recipe on an a website called Australia, I added the mincemeat to the recipe as I have enjoyed that combination before. I cooked the crumble for 1 hour covered, and then took it out of the oven until just before it was needed. Then all it took was 15 minutes uncovered until the topping was a lovely golden brown colour.

Serves 6
6 large apples
1 tablespoon white sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
I jar of sweet mincemeat (optional)

Crumble Topping
3 tablespoons ground almonds
4 tablespoons rice flour
2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a medium sized round baking or casserole dish. Peel, core and chop apples into 1 cm pieces and place directly into the baking dish. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over apples and toss well.
Combine topping ingredients and rub together with fingers. Sprinkle topping over apples and bake, covered, in preheated oven for one hour or until apples no longer have shape, and then bake uncovered for a few more minutes to crisp the topping.


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    1. I have a really good idea what your taste in food is Al from your comments. You definately prefer more traditional grub. X