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Inside out Apple Crumble by Your Authentic Self – Nic & Ness

“Apple crumble was always a favourite in both our houses growing up, and with the in-season flavours of rhubarb and quince, combined with the warming…

July 6th • 5min read

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“Apple crumble was always a favourite in both our houses growing up, and with the in-season flavours of rhubarb and quince, combined with the warming spices of cinnamon and vanilla this is the perfect winter dessert.” – Nic & Ness – Your Authentic Self

Even when we are eating healthy there are times when we need something special and sweet, be it for a dinner party or just a weekend treat, and we love that sweet treats can be relatively guilt free when you use quality wholefood ingredients. This is also a quick dessert that is great straight out of the oven, cold or reheated for days to come. We experimented with some large cooking apples too to make this treat extra special but a baking dish works just the same (fruit on the bottom, crumble on top)

Inside-out Apple Crumble (serves 6)


6 extra large baking apples
2 rhubarb stalk
1/2 quince
2 fresh fig
2 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp mixed spice
4 tbs maple syrup
1/3 cup toasted paleo granola/ toasted mixed nuts

1 cup mixed nuts
2 tbs desiccated coconut
2 tbs coconut flakes
2 tbs coconut oil/ butter/ghee
2 tbs honey/rice malt syrup (optional)
Sprinkle of cinnamon & vanilla powder
Let’s make it
• If doing the inside-out version, core apples so that a thin shell remains (about ½ cm thickness) and lightly score around the outside to prevent skin from bursting during cooking. Use the base of the apple core to plug the bottom so that the filling doesn’t fall out of the bottom. Chop up apple flesh, quince, rhubarb, fig and place in a bowl.
• If making the traditional way, chop up apples, quince, rhubarb, fig and place in a small bowl
• Mix in maple syrup and spices. Let sit for a couple of minutes so the fruit soaks up the flavour
• Add the toasted nuts/granola
• Stuff the apple shells with the mixture or place mixture into the bottom of a baking dish or 6 single serve ramekins
• In another bowl mix the topping ingredients together, then cover the chopped fruit base evenly with crumble mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla powder
• Bake in oven for 30 minutes on 170 degrees Celsius (or until crumble topping is browned and apple is cooked)

Your Authentic Self owners Nic and Ness are passionate foodies and kitchen scientists who love to create delicious meals for our families and yours. They believe that everyone can find health and happines by being true to themselves. Check out their next cooking classes HERE

“We hope that by sharing our own passion for cooking, love of food and health and wellbeing we can help others aspire to be Your Authentic Self.”  – Nic & Ness

Written by

Mum of two and Mums Fitness Specialist. Founder of Body Beyond Baby & Safe Return to Exercise.

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