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The No-Fumble Blueberry Crumble Is Here

For a dessert that’s berry sweet.

First of all, let’s get one thing out of the way. This is not a photogenic dessert. It will not photograph well when you plate it, nor will it look pretty for the ‘gram. But it will bowl you over with how quick and simple it is to put together, and goes a long way to feed a crowd. With its perfect balance of tart berries and sweet crumble, it isn’t overly sweet, and requires minimal prep time for a fruit-based dessert. As a crumble, all that’s required is a quick toss to mix the filling and topping before popping it in the oven. And it’ll take you less than an hour from prep to service.

Substitutions

As tends to be the case with simpler recipes, the substitutions are uncomplicated and fairly straightforward. Switch out the all-purpose flour with almond or wholewheat for a lighter version, or reduce the sugar if you’re looking for something more tart; on the other hand, increase the sugar in the filling if your berries aren’t sweet enough. You can also replace the melted butter with an equal amount of coconut oil if you want to make a vegan blueberry crumble.

If you don’t have blueberries on hand or are allergic, the filling and crumble recipes can be adapted for other seasonal fruits too, such as apples, peaches, or other berries.

How to Serve

Top with sliced almonds or walnuts, either in the crumble mixture or once it’s out of the oven, and serve either warm with ice cream or at room temperature on its own.

The blueberry crumble can be made ahead of time and stored too. It can be kept at a cool room temperature for 24 hours and then in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days, or frozen for up to three months. To reheat, pop in a preheated oven or air fryer for 10 minutes, or in a microwave on medium-low heat.

Blueberry Crumble

Serving Size:
6-10 servings
Time:
50 minutes
Difficulty:
Easy

Ingredients
For the filling

  • 300 grams blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the crumble topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt (rock or sea salt work well)
  • 100 grams butter, melted
  • Optional: chopped/sliced almonds or walnuts

Directions

  1. Wash and drain blueberries until completely dry. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract and mix. Then add sugar, all-purpose flour, and cinnamon, and toss gently to coat evenly.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugars, salt, and nuts (if using) until thoroughly combined. Pour in melted butter and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a baking dish, pour the blueberry filling mixture and spread it out until flat and even; make sure the berries are spaced out evenly too. Top the filling with the topping mixture and bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  4. Allow the crumble to cool and set for 20 minutes before serving.
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Applelicious Delights: Top 3 Irresistible Desserts

Sweet Apple Bliss

When it comes to desserts, apples are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in various ways. From classic apple pies to unique and creative treats, there’s no shortage of apple desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. These top 3 irresistible apple desserts are sure to become your new favourites.

Classic Apple Pie

This timeless dessert is a staple in many households around Dubai. The flaky crust, warm apple filling, and aromatic spices make this a winner.

Serving Size:
4 – 6
Time:
1 Hour
Difficulty:
Medium

To make a classic apple pie, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 6-7 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Add the sliced apples to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and dot the top with small pieces of butter.
  7. Roll out the second pie crust and place it on top of the apples. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  8. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  11. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

We urge you to try these caramel apple cheesecake bars. The combination of creamy cheesecake, tart apples, and gooey caramel is a match made in dessert heaven. Perfect for a party, a celebration or just for a picnic, and they’re sure to pull on the heart strings of your loved ones.

Serving Size:
4
Time:
50 Min
Difficulty:
Medium

To make caramel apple cheesecake bars, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the graham cracker crust.
  7. Sprinkle the diced apples over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apples.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centre is set.
  10. Let the bars cool before slicing and serving.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

If you love to experiment I’m the kitchen, it’s time you tried these baked apple cider doughnuts. These doughnuts are moist, flavourful, and have a subtle apple cider taste that will leave you wanting more. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried, making them a healthier option for your kids, coworkers or friends!

Serving Size:
4
Time:
30 Min
Difficulty:
Easy

To make baked apple cider doughnuts, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, melted butter, Greek yoghurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling each mould about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let the doughnuts cool before removing them from the pan.
  8. Optional: Dip the top of the doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for added flavour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Classic Apple Pie a timeless favourite, and are there any variations to enhance its flavour profile?

Classic Apple Pie is beloved for its comforting blend of sweet and tart apples encased in a flaky crust. The timeless recipe provides insights into creative variations, ensuring your apple pie experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

How do Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars combine the richness of cheesecake with the sweet crunch of caramelized apples, and can they be customized for dietary preferences?

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars offer a decadent fusion of creamy cheesecake and luscious caramelized apples. The delightful marriage of flavours can be achieved by substituting sugar with Our Allulose Sweetener to accommodate your dietary preference, ensuring everyone can indulge in this heavenly treat. Our Allulose Sweetener is a non-GMO corn-based natural sweetener. It tastes just like sugar, with a clean and moderate sweetness and no aftertaste. Because Allulose is not digested by the body, it has extremely few calories and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Allulose offers roughly 70% of the sweetness and intensity of sugar without any of the health hazards. As a result, it is becoming more common as a sweetener in food and beverages. Allulose has the remarkable feature of browning like sugar, making it the preferred sugar alternative for baking. Allulose has been demonstrated in studies to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as aid in weight loss.

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