Apple crumble or apple crisp is a well-known and loved dessert. It’s comforting and as a bonus, I can have it all year around. Last year, I shared a recipe for mango crumble that is a family favorite in our household during summer, thanks to the delicious and fresh mangos from my parent's tree.
The apple crumble I am sharing with you today is built from a layer of yummy, soft apples with cinnamon and a layer of crispy crumbles on top, what can be better than that? My version for this recipe is kosher for Passover! YAY!
The crumble is baked in the oven until the top layer is crispy and that is the origin for the other name of this dessert. Usually, the crumbles are made from flour, nuts and rolled oats mixed with sugar and some kind of fat. For this Passover version, I used matzo meal instead of flour and omitted the rolled oats and nuts.
You do not need to compromise just because it’s Passover, desserts can be tasty with no flour and this recipe is also parve (non-dairy) and vegan. It’s the best of both worlds!
I choose to bake the apple crumble in small ramekins; you can also bake it in 9x13 pan if you want.
I used green apples that has a tart, sharp taste and are the classic fruit for this crumble dessert. If you want, you can change the apples to 4 cups of blueberries or blackberries.
Other Passover recipes on my blog:
Passover Chocolate Coconut Balls (non-dairy)
Maple Passover Cake
Sweet Potato Mini Pizzas
Passover Pancakes (Parve)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
GF Lemon Crinkle Cookies (Parve)
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
Recipe yields 14 servings (if you use ramekins, you will have 14 in total).
Here is the recipe for my delicious Passover Apple Crumble:
Passover Apple Crumble
- 1 cup matzo meal
- 1 cup light brown (demerara) sugar divided in half (half is for the apple filling and half for the crumbles)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 5 green apples cored, peeled and cubed.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Juice of one lemon
- Set the oven to 170°C/ 350°F with the fan.
- In a bowl, mix the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and half of the sugar.
- Grease ramekins and fill each one with 2-3 tablespoons of the apple mixture.
- In a bowl, mix the matzo meal, the other half of sugar and oil to a crumbly mixture.
- Sprinkle on top of the apple layer.
- Bake the cake for 30 minutes until the filling is bubbling.
- Dig in and happy Passover!