Apple-Blueberry Crumble


APPLE-BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE:

A healthy dessert from the Moosewood cookbook that has anti-oxidant rich fruits and heart-healthy oats and nuts.  Considered  at home with many cuisines despite it’s reputation of an  all- American dessert.

SERVES 8

Baking time: 45 to 50 minutes

Hands -on time: 15 minutes

Fruit Filling:

3 cups peeled and sliced apples

3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

1/3 cup pure maple syrup (or one of the sweeteners-1/4 cup brown sugar, or 1/3 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate, or 1/4 tsp powdered stevia.)

Crumble Topping:

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup whole-grain cornmeal

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar or one of the sweeteners listed above for fruit filling.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions:

1.  In a bowl, stir together the apple slices, blueberries, cinnamon, cornstarch, and maple syrup.   Spread into an unoiled, nonreactive7 x 11 inch baking pan or a 9 inch square baking pan.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven  until bubbling, about 30 minutes.

2.  While the fruit bakes, make the crumble topping.
In a bowl, combine the oats, cornmeal, chopped nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Add the oil and stir until well mixed.

3.  When the fruit has baked for 30 minutes , remove it from the oven.   Stir the fruit to settle it into the dish a little, top with the crumble mixture, and return it to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the fruit looks thick  and the topping has crisped and browned.

4.  Serve hot , warm or at room temperature.

VARIATIONS:

For the fruit filling: in place of maple syrup use 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate, or about 1/4 tsp powdered stevia.

For the crumble topping:

in place of the brown sugar ,use i1/4 tsp powdered stevia, or 1/3 cup maple syrup, or thawed frozen apple juice concentrate.   I f you use maple syrup or apple juice concentrate, the crumble mixture will be quite moist.

Add 2 tablespoons of ground sunflower seeds or flaxseeds to the topping.


Nutrition Information Per 1 serving of ( 8):

Calories:  271

Protein:  3 grams

Carbohydrate:  40 grams

Dietary fiber:  4 grams

Total fat:  13 grams

Saturated fat:  1 gram

Monounsaturated fat:  5 grams

Cholesterol: o mg ( zero ).

Sodium:  80 mgs


Your COMMENTS are welcomed:   Please take a few moments to say hello and tell me how the baking of your apple blueberry pie turned out.   Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day! 

 

 

 

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