In case you haven't been following this site, Cake Of The Week is having a Low Fat January. So far I've brought you Low Fat Tiramisu and Millionaire Shortbread, and now it's time for some Low Fat Apple Crumble.
It's cold. We all crave comfort food at this time of year, though our heads tell us to hold off after the gluttony of December. However, there is no need to run from desserts completely! A simple recipe alteration can reduce the calories in your pudding whilst leaving the fantastic flavour. This apple crumble brings wintry/autumnal flavours, keeps you warm and doesn't ruin your diet. Win, win, win.
This crumble goes perfectly with some low fat custard, or even some frozen vanilla yoghurt. Honestly, you can feed it to non-diet-conscious family members/friends and they won't be able to tell the difference.
- 1 kg Bramley/Cooking Apples
- 250g Caster Sugar
- 220g Plain Flour
- 100g Low Fat Spread/Margarine
- 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Half-fill a medium saucepan with cold water and add 100g of the sugar.
- Peel, core and chop the apples into bite-sized chunks.
- Place the apple pieces in the water, making sure they are all covered (you may need more water) and heat until the water boils. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Make the crumble by placing 200g of the flour, the remaining sugar and the low fat spread in a mixing bowl. Use the tips of the fingers to rub them together until all of the ingredients are combined and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Drain the apples using a sieve, then return them to the pan.
- Stir the apples together with the remaining flour and cinnamon.
- Spread the apple mixture over the base of a heat proof dish (mine is approx. 15cm x 15cm).
- Cover the apple mixture with the crumble, ensuring it is evenly distributed.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the crumble topping starts to brown.
- Serve hot or cold, and store in the fridge.
I used up a rather wilted apple in this crumble (though I also had to buy some extras...) so I'm adding this to the No Waste Food Challenge, hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary and founded by Kate at Turquoise Lemons.