Mention “crumble dessert” and most people would think of apple crumble at the top of their heads! Not surprising, because apple crumble is a traditional favourite popular with the young and old. However, not everyone is aware that pineapple can also be eaten with crumble for a delightful dessert. The natural sourness of the pineapple plays down the cloying sweetness of normal apple crumbles, so this is suitable for someone who isn’t that much of a sweet-tooth or is looking for healthier alternatives!
Ingredients for Pineapple Crumble Pots: Serves 4
For the Pineapple
1 medium pineapple, cut into small cubes
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 tablespoon honey
Salt, a dash
For the Crumble
Step-By-Step: Pineapple Crumble Pots
Step 1: Grilling pineapple prior to baking
It was really tough cutting this dude up!
Toss in lemon juice, lemon zest, honey and salt.
Grill or broil at medium heat until they are noticeably drier and start to show specks of brown.
Many recipes don’t ask for the pineapple to be grilled, but I personally find that grilled pineapples tend to possess better flavour than raw ones. Perhaps I like that subtle smoky flavour after the grilling? It’s a personal preference, so feel free to omit the grilling if you’re fine with the raw pineapple cubes.
Step 2: Bake and serve
The idea of having crumble pots is so that you can enjoy your pineapple crumble as individual servings – Great for a small portion of dessert or as a mid-meal snack !
Decide the pineapple to crumble ratio you desire, I like a 1:1. Pineapple goes below so that the crumble gets evenly cooked on top.
Bake in pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 5 for 30-45 minutes until the crumble transforms into a nice golden brown shade.
Luscious-soft pineapple cubes with crunchy, buttery crumble. Serve piping hot from the oven, or cold with a scoop of ice cream!
Note: This is made with Healthy Oat Crumble but do replace with the normal flour-based crumble if you desire!
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