Raspberry and apple crumble are one of the favourite desserts in my household. The kids love it so much that whenever I made it, it always went quickly. And my elder one always helps himself with such a big portion of the dessert that it looks like a meal.
But I don’t mind. Because my raspberry and apple crumble are less naughty compared to some other recipes.
Having said that though, the first time I made apple crumble following a recipe of a well-known baker, nobody was keen on it apart from me. I was literally the only one who ate it.
And because I personally love it, I tried to find out why my husband and the kids didn’t like it. They simply answered that the crumble topping was too thick and too sweet. Hmmm….that made me feel worse. Because I’ve eaten all that too sweet crumble, which means I ate too much unnecessary sugar. #sugarguilt.
After that, I’d taken a break from the crumble. I didn’t make again. At all. Never.
Journey to a recipe that my tribe loves
Until one day, I read about superfoods, and I noticed there are more and more cereal bars in the shops that claim to be healthy just because they include nuts and seeds in their ingredients.
And then I came across so many crumble recipes — that use nuts and seed — on Pinterest and Google. But somehow they looked a bit “demanding” for me, in terms of ingredients or method. And I love simplicity.
I prefer forgiving recipes. Recipes that do not require a strict rule of applying to the letter. To me, cooking is a self-exploration. It’s a journey of your tastebud’s adventure. So I’m keen on recipes that allow you to tweak according to your moods — and availability of ingredients sometimes 😄 — more than anything. But of course without losing the good taste that makes your heart smile and content.
After several times of tweaking and experimenting with my recipe, I finally received approvals from my tough 3 critics, i.e. hubby and kids.
Then I’ve made this raspberry and apple crumble a few times for the Soup Kitchen that I cook and donate the food for. And every time, the desserts went down very well and fast. I’ve also made it for my friends who like it so much that one of them sometimes craves for it. In fact, I’m writing this post for her so that she can make it herself 😀.
Because at the time I’m writing this, we’re in lockdown, and in social distancing period due to the pandemic. So we can’t get together and see each other for the moment.
Apple and Raspberry Crumble
So yeah, back to our crumble. Even though I put raspberry and apple on the title, this recipe is quite forgiving. Don’t hesitate to change the berries to other soft fruits that you like, such as blackberries or strawberries. And you don’t have to use fresh fruit. As a matter of fact, I often use the frozen berries for this crumble recipe. Also, you can change the apples to pears, if you like.
If you enjoyed the recipes, feel free to share and pin it. Don’t forget to check my other recipes you may also like:
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