Cure for A Broken Heart

I have always loved making apple and rhubarb crumbles. Nothing soothes that broken and beaten heart of mine like a good ol’ apple and rhubarb crumble. And considering how often I go on dates, you can imagine that this signature dessert of mine is a re-occurring theme (unlike all my lovers). While most apple and rhubarb crumbles you find out there are rather sweet and tarty, my apple crumbles also offers a spicy and invigorating blend of aromas. Best served hot straight out of the oven with chilled custard and vanilla bean ice cream.

For the filling:

Granny Smith Apple x 6

Rhubarb x 1 bunch

Brown Sugar x 5 to 6 table spoons (more if you have a sweet tooth :-0)

Cinnamon x 1 teaspoon

Nutmeg x 1 teaspoon

Clove x 0.5 teaspoon

And for the crumble:

Flour x 1 cup

Butter x 50g

Shreded coconut x 0.5 cup

Sliced almonds x 0.5 cup

Brown Sugar x 0.5 table spoon


Peel and dice apple. Chop Rhubarb. Stew apple dices with 2 tables spoons of brown sugar for 10 mins. Add in rhubarb and rest of brown sugar and stew for an additional 5 mins. Take the stew off the heat as the smaller chunks of rhubarb start to disintegrate. Taste for sweetness and transfer it to an oven dish.

Now on to the crumble. Mix the softened butter with flour, coconut shreds and almond slices. Massage it gently and sprinkle it onto the apple and rhubarb mixture. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of crumble. Fan bake 180 for 25 to 30 minute or until the crumble is golden. Serve while hot with chilled custard and vanilla bean ice cream. Orgasm guaranteed. Oh la la.

*For those who dare, add a teaspoon of ginger powder into the apple and rhubarb stew.

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

The Cure To A Broken Heart

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