Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

You can’t go wrong with the classic combination of apple and rhubarb.  Serve up this ultimate winter dessert with a dollop of vanilla bean ice-cream or yoghurt.  

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Serves 6
Recipe re-created by GH Nutrition

350g rhubarb stalks, trimmed, chopped
3 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into eighths
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
100g butter, chilled, chopped
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
Vanilla bean ice-cream or yoghurt to serve

To make
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius fan-forced. Grease a 6-cup capacity ovenproof dish
Combine rhubarb, apple, caster sugar and 2 tablespoons cold water in prepared dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until fruit is just tender.
Meanwhile, sift flours and ground ginger into a bowl. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in oats and brown sugar. Remove and discard foil from fruit. Sprinkle with crumble mixture. Bake for a further 20 to 25 minutes or until crumble is golden. Serve with ice-cream or yoghurt.

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