Natalie’s “O-Canada” Old-Fashioned Winter Fruit Crumble

7-8 medium-sized assorted apples
200 grams of butter
3 Tsps. cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Cup of musli cereal with dried fruits and nuts (any kind you like)
1/2 Cup of apple juice or pear juice
Pinch of salt
Sweetened whipped cream (of course, homemade is best!)

First, cut up into small chunks 7-8 washed and peeled apples of different varieties into a large bowl.  Add in 1 Tsp. cinnamon.

Next, melt about 4 Tbsp. butter and sautee the apples until fairly soft.  This should take about ten minutes on low heat.  Mix in 1/2 Cup of the apple juice or pear juice. Then place the mixture in a large, round glass buttered pie pan. Set aside while making the topping.

Now melt about 4 more Tbsp. of  butter in a large pan on the stove.  Take off the heat and add 1 Cup of musli cereal with dried fruits which has been coated with 2 Tbsp. of flour. Add in ½ cup sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar and the remaining two tsps. of cinnamon.  Mix well until it looks like large beads.

Top the apples with this crumbly topping and then add some extra pats of cold butter on top.  Bake for 20 minutes in a medium oven.  The top should be somewhat crispy.

Serve warm with fresh sweetened whipped cream, if you like.  I do!  It’s amazingly easy and so good for a warm and cozy treat on a blustery, northern winter day.

And congratulations, Canadians, on winning the Ice Dancing-Gold 2010!


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