Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Apple Cornflake Crumble

My mother used to make this dessert with apples and a crunchy cornflake topping that we loved! With a scoop of vanilla ice cream it was even more heavenly. Anyhow, I asked mother dearest how to make it and little did I know that she used to make it when she had extra apples lying around! I always thought it was a special dessert and difficult to make! I added a couple of things and adapted her recipe.

I must admit that I forget to add the flour to the topping, so I had loose cornflakes and sliced almonds floating on top of baked apple goodness! Initially I was not going to share this recipe till I got it right, but it tasted so good that I felt compelled to share it right away! The recipe below shows how to do the topping correctly. It still tasted great though, and my apartment smelled divine when it was in the oven!

Mother says, you can use any fruit for the bottom layer, and the juicier the fruit, the more flour you would add to thicken the juices. For the topping you can use any kind of nuts along with the cornflakes.


3 granny smith apples, cut into quarters and thinly sliced
1/4 cup orange juice (mother uses a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice with sugar)
2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
About a cup of cornflakes
2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds (this was my addition)
1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoons butter melted


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish with butter. Arrange apples in the baking dish. Mix orange juice, 1 tablespoon of flour and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and then pour all over the apples. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on apple. To make the topping, mix the cornflakes, 1 tablespoon of flour, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture on top of apples evenly. Pour melted butter all over the topping. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until apple is cooked and soft and the top is crunchy. If the top appears to be getting burnt, cover with foil and continue baking. Enjoy warm with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

perdrielsandra@gmail.com said...

I have a load of cherries in my deep freeze; plus apples and pears. I am going away for 4 months and have to empty everything. This recipe sounds absolutely delish. Will try. Sandra