You will love this Apple Rhubarb crumble with a hint of ginger. Making crumble is no rocket science, its the easiest dish you can bake in your kitchen to celebrate the gifts of nature. And the best thing you can share on your table with others as this easy to make apple rhubarb crumble will definitely win many hearts.
Apples in Norway
Like it’s beautiful terrain, the terroir of western Norway in Hardangefjord has climate for some amazing fruit plantations. The fruit has been labelled as a protected geographical speciality with distinctive taste and colour. One of them being Apples, an important commodity of Norway, they were introduced by the English Monks in the middle ages. A perfect balance between sweet and sour, when the season peaks, you can witness an array of fresh and local apples which are graciously converted into cold pressed juices, soups, desserts and jams. I have religiously been drinking the delicious apple juice everyday, cold‐pressed and without the addition of sugar or water.
You can visit the Ulvik Frukt & Cideri Farm in Hardanger as they grow all kinds of apples and produce juices and cider. You can book your tour through Visit Norway. Here’s the link for your convenience:https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/the-hardangerfjord-region/listings-hardanger-fjord/ulvik-frukt-%26-cideri/9081/
My Crumble journey
As the cold breeze and rain hit outside, I can’t help but bake. And what better than to bake with the local and seasonal apples. While the famous Norwegian cake deserves some attention, in this post, I will share the recipe of the British crumble as it was after all the English Monks who first introduced the apples galore here. Also, my English husband does cherish his crumbles.It was also one of the first few things I learnt in London on the path to becoming a Chef. Also during my volunteer days, I served this to 90 guests in a spiritual community centre in Jutland, south of Denmark and believe me, the guests were raving about it :). So, if you want to share a little bit of joy with someone, make this today!
If you are not confident with rolling and handling pastry, you should definitely walk on the crumble path as a starting point. While aesthetically its not all that jazz, but every bite will blow your mind with comfort and the taste of simplicity, a fruit that’s been magically and effortlessly transformed into something amazing. You can use any fruit you like or a combination or two. You can add Prunes, brandy, dates or anything that catches your fancy. Let your imagination run wild! 😉
Do let me know in the comment section below if you tried this recipe and the combinations you used. I would love to hear from you 🙂
Apple Rhubarb Crumble
A Simply delicious English Dessert to celebrate the local and seasonal fruits
- 85 g Butter
- 75 g Sugar
- 115 g Flour
- 40` g Almonds (Chopped)
- 1/2 t Cinnamon
- 1 t Ground Ginger
- 3 each Cooking Apples (Peeled and chopped into cubes)
- 2 each Rhubarb stalks (Chopped)
- 30 g Sugar
Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut butter into cubes and rub into dry ingredients to form a coarse breadcrumb like consistency.
Cook to soften the apples and Rhubarb with sugar. The fruit should break down to almost a pulpy consistency.
In a greased baking dish, spoon the cooked apple rhubarb filling evenly.
Sprinkle the crumble on top of the fruit, pressing the crumble to pack a layer.
Bake at 180 C for 40-45 minutes till the crumble is brown and fruit is bubbling.
Serve warm with cream, ice cream or creme anglaise!
1. You can use brown sugar in the crumble
2. You can use any fruit in the filling, cooked or uncooked in the pan as eventually it will be baked in the oven
3. Use any spice to your liking
4. Instead of Almonds, you can use oats or any other nuts