Apple and citrus crumble PICTURE: Checkers
Apple and Citrus Crumble (Serves 8)

Try this healthy take on an old faithful. The vitamin-rich fruit ingredients make this a guilt-be-gone pleasure.

For the crumble:
1 cup (250 ml) cake wheat flour
1 cup (250 ml) rolled oats
¾ cup (180 ml) brown sugar
Pinch of salt
¾ cup (180 ml) unsalted butter; cut into cubes, at room temperature
For the filling:
5 apples; peeled, cored and chopped
¼ cup (60 ml) brown sugar
½ tsp. (2,5 ml) ground cinnamon
2 tsp. (10 ml) grated ginger
Grated zest and juice of 1 Cara Cara orange

Knob of butter; to grease
Whipped cream or plain yoghurt; to serve
Toasted hazelnuts; to serve

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
Sieve flour into a bowl and mix together with the sugar and salt.
Add butter and rub into the flour mixture using your fingers to form a coarse crumb.
Place apples in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, grated orange zest and orange juice. Stir to coat.
Grease a 22 cm ovenproof dish with butter and fill with the fruit mixture. Top with the crumble mixture.
Bake in the oven for 40–45 min., until the crumble is browned and the fruit mixture is cooked and bubbling.
Serve with whipped cream or plain yoghurt and toasted hazelnuts.

Recipe provided by Checkers. For more recipes check out www.checkers.co.za