4 cups chopped apples (or apples and pears!)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c flour
2 ounces unsalted butter
1/2 c crushed graham crackers, lady fingers, vanilla wafers or other cookies
Place base ingredients into a pot on the stove on medium heat with a lid on, so that the apples steam. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes- or until the fruit softens but is not mushy. In a bowl combine the crumble ingredients using a spoon or your hands to press the mixture together so it resembles big clumps. Put crumbles into a sauté pan over medium heat and toast for 5 – 10 minutes, until the oats get slightly golden, stirring occasionally. When the crumble is ready spoon the base mixture into a bowl, top with the crumble and ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
Rather make this in the oven? Butter or spray with a cooking spray an 8×8 inch oven proof dish. Pour base ingredients into dish; sprinkle crumble ingredients on top; preheat oven to 375°F; place dish on baking sheet(to catch any yummies that bubble over), bake for about 35 minutes ,or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Spoon warm crumble into bowls. Serve with ice cream.