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Decadent Cream Cheese Apple "Crumble"

Yea I know this is better suited for autumn, but comfort-food is still comfort-food and sometimes I need comforting regardless of the seasons.

This "crumble" features a soon to be released soft "cheesy" decadent creamy spread though you are welcome to use any of your favourite mild soft cheese in its place. The "crumble" is a quick and easy granola-eques thing by using rolled oats.

What you need

Filling

  • Apples; I used 4 "cooking apples" that equated to 750g when sliced up
  • Maple Syrup; 80g
  • Cornstarch; 1TBSP/20g
  • Cinnamon; 1TSP/3g
  • Salt 

Topping

  • Rolled Oats; 180g
  • Cinnamon; 1TSP/3g
  • Maple Syrup; 100g
  • Salt
  • Food by Sumear Decadent Creamy Spread (not yet released) or another vegan cream cheese alt.

Serving with suggestions

  • Food by Sumear Clotted Cream
  • Vegan custard
  • Vegan ice cream

What to do

Filling

  1. Peel and slice your apples into chunks. Approx 3cm size I think
  2. Into a saucepan, add all the filling ingredients, mix so everything is coated and place over a medium heat covered
  3. Stir occasionally to ensure nothing burns at the bottom. Keep covered as much as possible so the steam cooks the apples
  4. Cook for 20mins or till soft but still retains a bit of firmness. Add salt to taste. Not too much now, just a pinch to level up things.

Topping

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients with a pinch of salt and mix well.
  2. Add a bit of maple and mix. Add a bit more and mix until well incorporated 

Assemble & Baking

  1. Preheat oven at 180ºc fan
  2. In an oven dish, add your apple filling and spread evenly
  3. Add dollops of Food by Sumear Creamy Spread or another cream cheese alt. Pat down gently but not to hard that it sinks to the bottom of the dish
  4. Add the crumble topping layer and spread evenly
  5. Bake for approx 20 mins or until golden brown
  6. Remove from oven and leave to cool a bit so the topping can harden and bond a bit
  7. Serve with a healthy dollop of Food by Sumear Clotted Cream