Very interesting indeed, there is in fact a difference between a crumble and a crisp!
A crisp is a dessert made with a crisp topping that contains oats, nuts, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour sprinkled over the fruit. A crisp have a coarser texture compared to the crumble because of the nuts and oats used.
A crumble is made with flour, butter, sugar that is sprinkled over the fruit, basically the same ingredients as a pastry except for the liquid.
Either way both taste fantastic and you don’t have to stick to just apples to make this dessert.
I’ve used grapes with the apples, this created two kinds of sweetness in one pie, just lovely.
5 Apples (peeled and cubed)
a handful of seedless grapes
10 ml lemon juice
30 ml honey
50 ml flour
250 ml oat bran
50 ml “lite” margarine
50 ml brown sugar
1 ml salt
5 ml cinnamon powder
Grease a pie dish and pre heat your oven to 180 degrees.
Place the apples in a saucepan, add a few tablespoons of water to the apples, add the lemon juice and cook the apples for +- 10 minutes until soft but still firm. You can add water spoon by spoon is it cooks dry. Strain, add the honey to the apples, mix through and transfer to your pie dish.
Cut the grapes in half and add to the apples in the pie dish.
Rub together the flour, oat bran, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and margarine and sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.
Bake until the crust is brown.
Serve with low-fat custard, low-fat reduced fat cream or low-fat ice cream.
Fruit in the greased pie dish
Ready for the oven!
If you don’t cook the fruit cover your crisp with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake for 10 minutes or until the crisp is browned.
Try using these fruit next time; rhubarb, strawberry and blueberries, peaches, mango or plums.