They say apples do not fall far from the tree, but my kind of apples, part of the Lebanese crop harvested  in early October, fell and flew all the way to Doha along with other Lebanese produce exports. In a modest attempt to help the Lebanese farmers market their excess produce, I decided to increase our household consumption of apples by including them in multiple dishes in our food regimen: homemade applesauce as a breakfast oatmeal sweetener, apple slices with peanut butter as a snack for annoying and inexplicable cravings, fresh chopped apples as an extra in our salads, and baked apples as the main ingredient in our desserts.

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The last part is unequivocally my all-time favorite, because making an apple-based dessert is easy breezy and guarantees a sleepy post-dinner smile on your guests’ faces! That is why I tried this apple crumble recipe not once, not twice, but three times in one week! And it was always consumed before the oven-baking plate had even cooled down.20161021_1315590

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I got the recipe from one of those Facebook videos that pop up on my home feed, but after finding it too sweet for my taste the first time, I decided to alter it and add my own touch.

I reduced the amount of sugar by half, for apples are naturally sweet and cause me a throat-burning sensation when served warm. To offset that, the crumble is best served with vanilla ice cream, and should be eaten immediately before it gets too messy 🙂20161021_130621

 

Below you may find the recipe, which is the easiest I have ever made:

Apple Crumble Recipe

Ingredients:

8 Medium Apples

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

3 tbsp Cinnamon powder

1 tbsp Vanilla

Preparation

  • Peel and dice the apples
  • In the oven baking pan, mix the apple cubes with lemon juice, 1 tbsp Cinnamon,1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour
  • In another bowl, mix the remaining flour, brown and white sugar, cinnamon and vanilla
  • spread evenly on the diced apples
  • Oven bake until caramelized and brown colored and the apples are soft and no longer crunchy
  • Serve warm with ice cream

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