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Crumble, Apple and Pear (P, TNT)
Source: Vegetarian Times (recipe by Nava Atlas)
Serves: 8

4 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
3 medium Bosc pears, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped
2 tbsp. soy margarine, melted
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Make Filling:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9"x13" baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together apples, pears, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice until well combined. Pour into prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.

Make Topping and Assembly:
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over fruit mixture. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon if desired. Bake until fruit is soft and topping is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack until just warm and serve as is or with frozen dessert (frozen yogurt, whipped topping, frozen non-dairy ice-cream or sorbet) if desired.

Poster's Notes:
This is a very good and easy crumble. I've made it often, to serve vegans in my family. You can use regular margarine if you don't use or have soy margarine. Also, you can omit the almonds in the topping if you can't use nuts in your house. I've successfully replace the almonds with the same amount of oatmeal, or a bit more wheat germ. Also, I don't know if the pears I used were Bosc or not. I used whatever was available at the store.

Posted by Shayla Goldstein

Nutritional Info Per Serving:217 calories; 5g protein; 7g total fat (1g saturated fat); 37g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 29mg sodium; 5g fibre