As the leaves start to turn vibrant shades of red and gold and a crisp chill fills the air, it can mean only one thing: apple season has arrived! LOL! We know a lot more than apples are arriving, like our Olio Nuovo, but right now, we are all about apples! There's something magical about this time of year when orchards burst with ripe, juicy apples, just waiting to be turned into mouthwatering treats. And what better way to celebrate this bountiful season than by whipping up a scrumptious apple crumble infused with the rich and robust flavors of Wild Groves Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Join us as we embark on a culinary adventure that'll make your taste buds dance with joy!
The Perfect Match: Apples and Fruity Ascolano Olive Oil
Before we dive headfirst into this delectable apple crumble recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the fantastic fusion of flavors that is about to take place. Apples, with their natural sweetness and crisp texture, are a match made in culinary heaven when paired with the unique and fruity notes of Wild Groves Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This olive oil adds a delightful depth to the dish, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Gather Your Ingredients:
To begin your apple crumble adventure, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 6 cups of fresh, crisp apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (for zesty brightness)
- 1 tablespoon Orange Blossom Honey (for the bees)
- 1 teaspoon Granny Smith Green Apple Balsamic Vinegar (for fun, optional)
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar (or adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (for that cozy, autumnal flavor)
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg (to spice things up)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt (to balance the sweetness)
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour (for the crumbly topping)
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats (for a hearty texture)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar (for that rich caramel note)
- 1/2 cup of Wild Groves Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil (our secret ingredient)
- A pinch of sea salt flakes (for that gourmet touch)
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional but highly recommended)
Let the Baking Begin:
- Preheat your oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). This will ensure that your apple crumble bakes to perfection.
- Prepare the apples: In a large mixing bowl, toss your apple slices with the lemon juice, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, orange blossom honey, Granny Smith Green Apple Balsamic Vinegar should you feel a little wild and salt. These ingredients will infuse your apples with a delightful medley of flavors.
- The crumble topping: In another bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and, of course, the star of the show—Wild Groves Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mix until you have a crumbly texture that's ready to adorn your apples.
- Assemble and bake: Take a baking dish and layer your seasoned apple slices at the bottom. Then, evenly distribute your crumble topping over the apples. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes for that extra gourmet flair.
- Into the oven: Pop your creation into the preheated oven and let it bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling with tempting aromas.
- Serve with a smile: Once your apple crumble emerges from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes. Then, serve it up with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream. The contrast of warm, spiced apples and cold, creamy goodness is pure heaven.
You Have to Try This One!
As apple season paints the world with its vibrant colors and irresistible fragrances, it's time to celebrate with a delightful Wild Groves Ascolano Olive Oil Apple Crumble. This recipe is the epitome of comfort food, perfectly marrying the sweet, tartness of apples with the rich, fruity notes of extra virgin olive oil. So, roll up your sleeves, don your apron, and let the magic of this delectable dessert whisk you away to a cozy autumn paradise. Remember, the best way to celebrate apple season is with a forkful of this heavenly creation!
Enjoy - Dewey, Family & Team Wild Groves!
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