Sunday, June 2

rhubarb + apple nutty crumble || recipe

I stumbled upon this recipe while looking through my mother's cook book La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life by Beatrice Peltre. I'm not a huge fan of crumbles but I must say that this one was a huge success. The nut and rhubarb makes a beautiful contrast and my whole family really enjoyed it, Mima included.


For the fruit

  • 4 rhubarb stalks (350 g; 12 1/2 oz), peeled and diced
  • 2 large McIntosh or Cortland apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 9 oz (255 g) strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup (50 g; 1-¾ oz) blond cane sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 organic orange
  • Unsalted butter, for the ramekins

For the nut crumble

  • 1/3 cup (40 g; 1-1/2 oz) hazelnut flour
  • 1/3 cup (55 g; 2 oz) sweet rice flour
  • 1/3 cup (50 g; 1-3/4 oz) millet flour or amaranth flour
  • 1/2 packed cup (100 g; 3-½ oz) light Muscovado sugar
  • 1-1/2 oz (40 g) walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 oz (30 g) shelled unsalted green pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (35 g; 1-1/4 oz) rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g; 3 oz) unsalted
  • Butter, diced, at room temperature
  • Plain yogurt or crème anglaise


1  To prepare the fruit crumble: In a bowl, combine the fruit with the lemon extract, sugar, and orange zest; let rest for 30 minutes. Butter eight 1-cup ramekins; set aside.

2  To prepare the nut crumble: In a bowl, combine the hazelnut, sweet rice, and amaranth flour, the brown sugar, walnuts, pistachios, and rolled oats. Add the butter and, using your fingertips, work until coarse crumbles form; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3  Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

 Divide the fruit among the ramekins and top with the crumble. Bake the crumbles for 30 to 35 minutes, until the fruit bubbles and the topping is golden. Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, and serve with plain yogurt or crème anglaise.

Serves 6 to 8

2 thoughts:

  1. mmmmmm...this looks simply scrumptious, m'dear!! thanks for leaving the sweet note in my garden walk. xx

  2. Even if you send those photos they won't know how good it was, though those photos are well done.


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