This is granola from the High Level Diner. It’s a mixture of grains, seeds, nuts, currants, and muscovado (dark brown) sugar:
These are Granny Smith apples:
The Grannies have some delicious friends:
These are the ingredients for apple crumble, in addition to the apples, pear, and granola: pumpkin pie spice, lemon juice, butter, and muscovado sugar:
I’ve made variations on this dessert many times and I never measure anything. This is the first time I’ve used High Level Diner granola in place of an oat-based crumble topping but I don’t think that changes anything significantly.
Steps to make apple crumble:
1. Chop apples and pears, place in baking dish.
2. Add lemon juice and sugar, then stir.
3. Top with a generous sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice (you could use just cinnamon if you prefer). I don’t mix it in.
4. Top with granola.
5. Sprinkle on more sugar.
6. Slice butter and lay on top. If you’re really industrious you could grate the butter instead or run the butter and granola through a food processor together.
In this case, I made one large (serves 2-3 people) and 4 individual desserts. I used all 4 apples and the pear from the photos above, plus the full stick of butter (1/2 cup). I used just over half the granola and about a cup of muscovado sugar. BTW if you use very juicy apples/pears (e.g. from the farmers market) you should reduce the sugar by at least half. You won’t need much.
This dessert freezes wonderfully! You cook it from frozen and the apple/lemon/sugar mixture on the bottom turn into a pie filling as it thaws and cooks.
In fact, today I didn’t cook these at all. I wish I could tell you how delicious they are but I prepared these to enjoy later. You’ll just have to make some yourself to find out how good they are. 😉
To cook, put them in a 400°F over for 30-35 minutes. Serve with ice cream. Enjoy!