I’m beginning to realize that I start most of my posts with a statement of having never had a certain something when I was young and being liberated when I’m an adult now. That sounds silly due to the fact that some of those who do come by have those foods from when they were a twinkle. Right?
I am discovering the world of food and the million different kinds of new ingredients slowly made available to me by the supermarkets and my purse. When I see something I want to try, I HAVE to try it some way or another. Otherwise, it’ll be like an itch that wouldn’t go away.
Fresh cranberries fall into that category. I know it sounds so so silly to many of you. After all, cranberry sauce must be a staple with your year end turkey feasts, right? For us, sambal, hoisin sauce or pickled green chillies might have been a more common condiment here. I know I love dried cranberries. But do I like the fresh variety?
When I found a supermarket selling packs of frozen cranberries, I had to try them out. After sifting through the web for ideas, I finally settled on making a crumble just so the full hit of cranberry would shine through.
After that incredible meal, we served up out luscious crumble with some ice cream. The black spots were chocolate rounds my brother placed on top. They got burned. So yes, if you were thinking that, just watch out. Or maybe mix them into the crumble instead of placing right on top.
This was an incredible mix of tart and sweet. Like a total explosion! I loved it so so much. My family…. well, they weren’t so sure seeing it was also their first time having fresh cranberries. But I absolutely enjoyed it.
Thumbs up! This is definitely an ingredient I would revisit in the future.
“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments.” (Psalm 119:73)
Cranberry Apple Crumble
1 large Fuji Apple (or any sweet apple), peeled & cut into chunks
12 oz (340 gms) frozen Cranberries, rinsed
2 tbsp Flour
1/4 cups White Sugar
1 tsp Mixed Spice
1/3 cups melted Butter
1/3 cups Brown Sugar
1/2 cups Instant Oats
1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- Preheat oven to 180 C or 375 F.
- In an 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish, mix apple chunks, cranberries, 2 tbsp flour, white sugar and mixed spice. Try to level it out as best you can.
- In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, oats, flour and baking powder until the mixture resembles clumpy wet sand.
- Scatter crumble mixture over the fruits.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the crumble is golden and juice is bubbling.
- Leave to sit for about 15 minutes before serving with ice cream.