Apple Crumble for GOOD Girls

ON tonight's menu was a lovely low fat vegetable lasagne that I was quite looking forward to making and eating. Unfortunately the plan was foiled as the household shopper forgot to bring home three of the main ingredients.

As such - we had breakfast for dinner. I'd be willing to bet this happens in many a family from time to time. With bacon, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, toast and tomatoes - our breakfast/dinner smorgasbord was actually pretty good, with not a Weetbix in sight.

To sweeten the reverse dinner deal, I threw together my own low fat dessert which I must share because it was so great. I'm calling this recipe:

Apple Crumble for Good Girls <3

(I have to draw the line at taking credit for the invention of apple crumble, but this version was made recipe-less and is extremely innocent as far as desserts go.)

These ingredients are for three people, you can adjust accordingly.

3 medium apples (I used red - whatever you have will be fine)
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
squeeze of lemon juice
2 cloves (optional but recommended)
1 cup rolled oats or muesli
Approx. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon margarine/butter (I used Flora Proactive)
Approx 1/4 cup sultanas
3 tablespoons low fat natural yoghurt (I like Jalna)
honey, to drizzle
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan forced.
  2. Peel apples and slice thinly (5mm slices) and place in ovenproof dish. Sprinkle white sugar over the top of the apples, along with a squeeze of lemon juice and two cloves. Pour a little water in the bottom of the dish (about 1cm depth). Cover dish and microwave for 5 minutes or until apples are soft.
  3. Whilst apples are cooking, mix the oats and brown sugar in a bowl. Rub the butter into the mixture until combined.
  4. Drain  liquid from apples and discard cloves; divide between 3 ramekin dishes to make individual servings; alternatively use a single larger ovenproof dish. Sprinkle apples with sultanas. Cover with oats mixture; dust lightly with cinnamon and bake in oven for about ten minutes.
  5. Top each serving with a tablespoon of yoghurt. Drizzle with a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
I've made variations of this recipe before using tinned peaches and apricots. You could also use plums, pears, or a combination of whatever is in the cupboard or fruit basket. A nice healthy treat for a wintery night. x

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