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Apple Crumble

 Apple Crumble
While visiting friends in New Zealand, I watched this dessert being made. Back at home, I came up with my own version. It’s great with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. —Carol Simpkins, Santa Cruz, California
9 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • Place phyllo dough on a work surface; cut in half. Spritz one sheet
  • with butter-flavored spray. Repeat with remaining sheets of phyllo,
  • placing each layer, sprayed side up, in a greased 8-in. square
  • baking dish. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a
  • damp towel to prevent it from drying out.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, ginger and cinnamon;
  • add apples and toss to coat. Spoon over phyllo dough.

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Apple Crumble (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In another large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, bread crumbs,
  • ginger and cinnamon; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
  • crumbs. Add almonds; sprinkle over apple mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and
  • topping is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Yield:
  • 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 322 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.