The mix of apples, pears, raisins and spices is so warming and delicious, while the spiced crumble topping is bursting with wonderful flavors and crunchy textures that complement the fruit perfectly. From Deliciously Ella Every Day.
For the fruit layer
5 red apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
generous 3/4 cup raisins
For the crumble layer
7 ounces pecans (about 2 cups)
33/4 cups rolled oats
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup date syrup
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
coconut yogurt, to serve (optional)
Start by making the fruit layer. Peel and core the apples and pears, then chop them into bite-size pieces.
Place the chopped pieces into a saucepan with the cinnamon, ginger and raisins, plus enough water to cover the bottom inch or so of the pan. Let the fruit gently cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, until it’s really soft.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (convection 350°F).
Meanwhile, make the crumble layer. Process the pecans in a food processor for about 30 seconds, until they form a flour. Tip into a bowl and mix in the oats and vanilla.
Place the coconut oil, date syrup, ginger and cinnamon in a saucepan and gently heat the mixture until the coconut oil melts. Pour this into the oat mixture and stir it all together.
Once the fruit has cooked, place it in a baking dish (mine is 12 x 8 inches) and spread the crumble layer on top. Bake for 20 minutes, until the top turns a golden brown. Serve with coconut yogurt, if you like.
Make It Better
If you want to create something extra-indulgent, then try drizzling maple syrup across the top of the crumble once it has finished baking. It makes it extra-sweet and delicious!