Those close to me would know that I have been craving all things apples of late – apple crumbles, apple pies, apple tarts..you name it! I finally got around to satiating my craving after putting it off for weeks. It was a toss up between Jamie Oliver’s Apple Pie and this recipe that I bookmarked quite some time ago. The crumble recipe won this round, largely due to my sheer laziness in making pastry from scratch!
(shredded apples, dry ingredients, wet ingredients, crumble and crust)
(Top: shredded apple and crust; Below: crumble and apple layer )
Leaving that aside, I must say that whoever came up with the idea for Apple Crumble Squares is a friggin’ genius! Warm apple and cinnamon crumble in a convenient form which to me is the perfect on-the-go dessert. (It’s been what’s keeping me sane during my painfully long commute to work this week! And yes, I am guilty of having dessert as breakfast and believe me, having sugar whilst stuck in traffic can turn a grumpy driver into a cheerful, positive-I’ll –sing-along-to-Beiber- because-his-new-song-is-awesome type of individual. You have been warned!
(Evenly spread the apple mixture to cover the entire surface of the crust; sprinkle crumble generously all over the apples)
The only difference I made to the original recipe was to reduce the amount of sugar used as some of my family members found the squares to be a tad bit too sweet. If you think that the adapted amount may still be too much, you can perhaps use green apples which will help cut through the sweetness. Oh I also added an additional teaspoon of cinnamon to the apple mixture, well because..I love cinnamon!