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Apple Crumble

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Put an Italian twist on an American cobbler by adding polenta to the topping. You may want to place a baking sheet underneath the crostata to catch any juices that bubble over the topping.

Apple Crumble

 ¾ cup pastry or bread flour
  cup Colavita Polenta
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 ¾ tsp baking powder
  tsp ground nutmeg
 dash of salt
 ¼ cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
 2 tbsp egg substitute
 ½ cup golden raisins
 ¼ cup brandy
  cup granulated sugar
  cup packed brown sugar
 1 tbsp grated orange rind
 1 ½ tsp grated lemon rind
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper
 4 cubed Granny Smith apple (about 1½ pounds)
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 3 tbsp Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
To prepare the topping:

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through dash of salt) in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until combined. Add butter; pulse 6 times or until mixture resembles sand.


Place flour mixture in a large bowl; make a well in the center. Add egg substitute to flour mixture; stir until well blended.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

To prepare filling:

Combine raisins and brandy in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Drain; discard liquid. Return raisins to bowl. Add ⅔ cup sugar and next 6 ingredients (2/3 cup granulated sugar through pepper) to raisins; toss well. Combine apple and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to raisin mixture; toss to combine.


Spoon apple mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish lightly coated with olive oil. Sprinkle topping evenly over apple mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until topping is crisp and golden brown.


Serve warm with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 228mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 65g22%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.