Gluten-Free Apple & Blueberry Crumble

I love to make this easy, wholesome, wintery fruit compote topped with a crunchy and buttery, almond and oat crumble when it’s cold and raining.  I enjoy smelling the aroma of the apples simmering in cinnamon and lemon.

Granny Smith apples

Fruit crumble is typically made with apples, specifically Granny Smith, which is a crisp apple with a very sharp taste when eaten raw. However, when poached in lemon water, they transform into the perfect texture and sweetness for apple crumble.

Fruit Crumble Filling Ideas

If you rather use different fruit rather than apples and blueberries, try these combinations or single fruit filling out:

  • Apple & Figs
  • Apple & Rhubarb
  • Apricot & Blueberries
  • Cherry
  • Mango & Strawberries
  • Peach & Raspberries
  • Plum
  • Pear & Blackberry

Enjoy this versatile comforting warm fruit dessert with your favourite fruit combination!

 

several gluten-free apple and blueberry crumble ramekins displayed next to a jug of cream

Gluten-Free Apple & Blueberry Crumble

by Sandra - Fun Without Gluten
A warm and comforting dessert using seasonal apples and berries, cooked in cinnamon and lemon, covered in buttery oats and almond crumble.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Apple & Blueberry Mixture

  • 4 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in wedges
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 400 ml water
  • 125 g blueberries
  • 20 g brown sugar
  • ¼ tps salt
  • tsp cinnamon powder

Gluten-Free Crumble Mixture

  • 165 g store-bought or homemade gluten-free plain flour
  • 130 g gluten-free oats
  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp almonds, slivered or flaked

Instructions
 

Apple & Blueberry Mixture

    Preparing the fruit base

    • Place the apple wedges and lemon juice in a medium pan with 400ml water.
      apple pieces placed in a pot of water to cook
    • Place the lid on and bring the apples to a boil on high heat. As soon as it boils, lower the heat to the lowest setting.
    • Stir and simmer with the lid on for 5 mins or until the apples can be easily pierced. Do not let them cook any further than this, otherwise, the apples will be too mushy in the apple crumble. They should hold their shape.
    • Drain away the excess water and place the apples in a bowl.
    • Mix in the blueberries, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon powder. Set aside.
      blueberries, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon powder mixed in a bowl

    Preparing the crumble topping

    • In a separate medium bowl, mix the flour, oats and sugar together.
    • Add the cold butter.
      Adding the cold butter to the flour in a bowl
    • Using the tips of your fingers, rub the cold butter pieces into the flour and oats until the mixture appears crumbly. Do not over mix or rub.
      The cold butter pieces have been rubbed into the flour and oats in a bowl

    Assembling the crumble

    • Place the fruit mixture into several small buttered casserole dishes or one family-size casserole tray.
    • Place the crumble mixture on top of the fruit.
      Placing the crumble mixture on top of the fruit

    Baking the crumble

    • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
    • Bake for 20 minutes on the middle shelf.
    • Add almond pieces on top of the crumble mixture and bake for a further 5 minutes or until the almonds are just golden.
      Added almond pieces on top of the crumble mixture

    Serving

    • Allow to cool slightly before serving.
    • Serve with fresh thickened, whipped cream or custard.

    Notes

    • Crumble can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven or microwave
    • Keeps for 3 days chilled
    Keyword gluten-free apple & blueberry crumble, gluten-free crumble, gluten-free fruit dessert, gluten-free warm dessert
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