November 21st, 2013
Strawberry Apple Almond Crumble
This crumble is simply and utterly divine. The tartness from the strawberries and apples marries beautifully with the rich, buttery, almond topping. The apples add texture to the filling, while the strawberries add a much needed juicy decadence. The hint of lemon cuts through the sweetness and the topping does what it should do: adds a crunchy-buttery-rich-biscuity finish.
As I have mentioned in past posts, I love cooked apples even more than raw ones (they are quite bland when raw), and obviously I like apple crumble. However, I wanted to do something a little more decadent and I suppose Christmas-sy (hence the red and green) – even if it was simply subliminal. Having seen the wonderful price of strawberries (a punnet at PNP was R15), I had no choice but to buy them and add them to a crumble – I think it was then when the subliminal Xmas message popped into my head. Also, loving the flavour of almonds, and knowing it works perfectly with apples and strawberries, I knew it would be just the thing to make this crumble even better.