My Todd just adores apple desserts . . . pies, cakes, puddings, crumbles . . . I decided to make him a crumble the other day, but this is a crumble with a difference! It has the addition of sticky prunes and a lovely hazelnut and oat crumble topping!
The prunes lend an almost caramel like quality to this lovely dessert, and there is brown sugar and cinnamon as well, which also work beautifully with tart cooking apples . . .
You could also use dates instead of prunes if you wanted to . . . or even sticky raisins . . . . it would be like a Dutch Apple Crumble if you used raisins I think . . . YUM!
There isn't a lot of them mind . . . just enough . . . studding that appliness with lots of sticky sweetness . . .
That crumble topping is oaty good . . . buttery, and crisp . . . with lots of toasted nuttiness from the hazlenuts. Toasting them first really enhances that quality.
You could leave them out if you wanted to or didn't have them . . . but if you do have them, please, please use them. They are so delicious! They truly are! Todd absolutely adored this. I do confess, I had a spoonful. How could I resist!
*Apple and Prune Crumble*with a Hazlenut and Oat Topping
If you bake only one dessert this weekend, let it be this! You will just love it! Bon Appetit!