“Whole–Tree” Apple Crumble
This year I’m celebrating Tu b’Shevat by seeing how many seasonal treats I can get from the trees around me. This apple crumble combines six different tree-grown ingredients, including fruit, nuts, buds, bark and sap.
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- 1½ cups flour
- Pinch of salt
- ¾ cup pecans, chopped
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 pound (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease (or line with foil and grease) an 8-inch square glass dish. Combine oats, flour, salt, pecans and brown sugar in a bowl, then add butter. Use your fingertips to combine, breaking apart the butter until mixtures is coarse. In another bowl, combine sliced apples, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and cloves. Stir to coat apples evenly.
- Fill pan with apple mixture, then crumble oat mixture evenly across the top. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is slightly browned. Scoop out of the pan and serve in bowls while still warm.