Parsnip and Apple Crumble
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Serves: 4
For the filling:
  • 3 apples
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp water
For the crumble topping:
  • 50g (2/3 cup) rolled oats
  • 50g (1/2 cup) plain all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter (or non-dairy spread), at room temperature
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Peel and core the apples and chop into chunks. Peel and grate the parsnip and place it, along with the apple, into a small ovenproof dish. Combine the tablespoon of flour, sugar, cinnamon and ginger and sprinkle it over the apples and parsnips, mixing until coated. Sprinkle a tablespoon of water over it all.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the porridge oats, flour and sugar. Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  4. Pour the crumble mixture over the filling and bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and the filling is soft.
Recipe by Veggie Desserts at