Mar
04

Here’s the deal.

I read a couple of chapters of the Hunger Games this weekend and decided that these adolescent fantasy books have become way too addicting. It’s hard for me to date anyone whose skin doesn’t sparkle in the sunlight.

I’m trusting you’ve seen Twilight to get that joke. If not, ignore my interest in vampires  and just eat this blueberry apple crumble.

How has your Sunday been?

Mine was busy. I stormed around the house making cupcakes and ate way too much frosting. Again.

I am almost certain my cholesterol levels have shot through the roof. My punishment for eating chocolate buttercream was cleaning the house and packing early for my trip to Minnesota this week.

I’ll be there for work, but I can’t wait to see this terribly missed cutie, Lucky. I’ve also got to gather up the baking pans I left at home and do some horsing around.

Now let’s talk about this crumble!

Yes, it’s gluten-free! My favorite part is the blueberry and apple combination. I also added a bit of vanilla for extra flavor.

Ok… It may not be berry season yet, but if you like things that taste like summer then you need this in your life.

Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. Then go ahead and lick your bowl clean.

 You can also make this with regular flour and brown sugar if you are not gluten intolerant. Tastes the same.

Gluten-free Blueberry Apple Crumble

By Monique of Ambitious Kitchen

3 cups peeled and very thinly sliced apples

1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla

Topping:

3/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (I like King Arthur’s)

3/4 cup packed brown sugar (gluten-free)

3/4 cup gluten free oats

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup butter, slightly softened and cut into small pieces

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 11×7 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss apples, blueberries, vanilla, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of flour together. Pour into baking pan.
  3. In the same bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Next add your butter, using your fingers to combine until the mixture becomes crumbly. Stir in your nuts if you’d like. Generously sprinkle mixture over the fruit in your baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, checking halfway through to see if crumble has become too brown. If so, cover with foil and continue to bake. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until crumble is bubbling and apples are tender. Total baking time should be 40-45 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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