The classic, favorite dessert of mine: apple cobbler, or crumble, or crisp...
Any way, shape or form, I love it!
And now that the apple trees are heavy with the fruit, it is the best time of the year to make it.
Instead of putting the apples raw into the dish, I saute them with butter, star anise, and cloves first.
The star anise gives the apples nice, refreshing taste, and takes away some of the sweetness of the dish.
In the crumble mix I use the oats that have 'gluten free' marking.
Now how you serve it, is all up to you. I do get rather high-maintenance, when it comes to my apple desserts: if it is served warm, I want ice cream with it but on the side so it won't melt. Or homemade vanilla sauce, but no thank to the store bought, that often has a metallic aftertaste. If the dessert is served cold, I want whip cream, on a top, but only if it is the real thing, not from the can.
- Peel the apples and remove the core with seeds.
- Slice the apples, and saute the slices lightly in butter, with star anise and cloves
- Mix the oatmeal crumble
- Place the apple slices in small ovenproof dishes and put the crumble on the top
- Bake in 420F (220C) oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on the top
- serve warm with ice cream, vanilla sauce, or home made whipped cream...
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.
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