Sometimes the evenings call for something sweet. Okay, every evening calls for something sweet. Step in my paleo rhubarb and apple crumble.
Tart, warm and delicious, this paleo rhubarb and apple crumble is a yummy desert that doesn’t contain tonnes of empty calories. On the contrary, its filled with wholesome organic fruit, nuts and coconut shards.
I think my love of crumble comes from my nan. She makes it with apples from her garden and creates the most delicious buttery topping, served with lashings of double cream. It’s my mums favourite desert and no wonder – my nan perfected it for her over the years. Recently, I had my nan and mum for dinner so I took the opportunity to try out my paleo rhubarb and apple crumble on the pair of them. After a dinner of roast chicken, I served it up with anticipation. I was nervous given their high standards, but fortunately they loved it. If they didn’t, they should have definitely been actresses.
I’ve made this a few times now and I think it’s finally just right; a crumbly, nutty topping, with a hearty base of cinnamon infused fruit. I think a lot of it comes down to your choice of fruit. This is the PERFECT time to buy rhubarb, I got mine from a local shop in Hove called Black Radish. I love it in there; they have local, organic produce and lovely coffee too. Leni and I walked up there on a warm afternoon for a coffee, sat in the sun for a while and bought some organic rhubarb and Italian apples. We then had a leisurely walk home through the park and Leni got to play with a very excitable shih tzu.
If you’re cooking with rhubarb and omitting the sugar (as in this paleo recipe) it’s a good idea to choose a sweeter fruit to accompany it. I went for these sweet Italian apples to balance out the tartness of the rhubarb. If you want to mix it up, strawberries make a lovely alternative. So on to the recipe… [Read more…]