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Recipe: Apple crumble with raisins

Published In: 14 Oct 2016

Today we feel very ... British! Because of this we’re sharing a very English recipe that is much loved and appreciated by the people of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth! The apple crumble is a dessert born during World War II, easy to prepare, tasty and has strong contrasts: soft in the middle and crispy on the sides. It can be a great treat to have something warm during the long, cold winter afternoons.

Even cake can be present in the diet, here's Apple Crumble without Butter, a classic revisited light version! Light and fast to make and always is delicious and healthy!

An apple bed covered by a crumbled dough that crispy and light because it has no butter.

For lovers of sweets with apples, the apple crumble is a godsend! Plus it’s so simple that even the most inexperienced cook can give it a personal touch by adding raisins or dried fruit!

The Apple Crumble can also be served warm, sometimes that’s when it’s even better! This variation of Apple Crumble is suitable for those who want to stay in shape with tasty food but are intolerant to dairy products!

Here's the recipe for the perfect crumble!

Ingredients (for six people)

  • 4 Apples
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • 200g Flour
  • 50g Potato starch
  • 100g Brown sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 50g Extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Meanwhile, start to prepare the apples. Wash and peel them removing the core. Cut into cubes. Take a pot and store the apples with the lemon juice and cinnamon. Let them rest until the apples are softened.
  • Started to prepare the dough for the crumble. In another bowl combine the flour, starch, sugar, lemon zest, egg and oil. Add a pinch of salt to the mixture. Knead until mixture is grainy compound: to do this, you need to work the dough quickly, preventing it from becoming too warm and soft. At this point, add your own touch of individuality (if you want) with raisins and hazelnuts (or almonds and oats, according to taste).
  • Take apples and store them in a baking dish. Cover with the mixture. When the oven is hot, bake the pan and cook for 20 minutes in a convection oven at 160° degrees. Careful not to leave the dough for too long or you risk burning the surface! When ready, adorn the dessert with fresh fruit or nuts. For those who love contrasts, in England it is traditional to serve the crumble and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Otherwise, enjoy after dinner with an Apple Martini or a glass of sweet sparkling wine.

Apples, as well as being one of the most popular fruits and consumed in the world, have many beneficial properties that make them an essential food for a healthy and balanced life. Did you know why the doctors recommend eating an apple a day? First, apples have great benefits for digestion: they help to regularise the intestines and are an effective tool against constipation and bloating. The pectin in them also helps to lower cholesterol, while flavonoids are an effective tool to protect your bones. Apples are also a valuable ally in the slimming process as they are very low in fat and can promote the absorption of sugars and keep your blood sugar controlled. Even the raisins are a food that can be good for the health of the body as a healthy alternative to candy. Raisins help in the treatment of intestinal disorders and are a source of positive energy that the body can use during everyday activities and helps reduce acidity in the body, benefitting bone and dental health!