Banana and Apple Crumble Recipe

Apple and Plantain Crumble PA Photo/Matt Russell.

Banana and Apple Crumble Recipe

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3 apples, cored and cut into 2cm pieces

3 ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

125g sweet brown sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C Hot Fan/200°C/Gas 6.

2. Start by preparing the crumble. In a bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Add the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients with your fingertips until you have a crumbly and homogeneous mixture. Put aside.

3. For the filling, melt the butter in a large saucepan over low-medium heat, add the apples and stir to cook for two to three minutes, then add the plantain, stir and cook for two to three minutes until the edges of the fruit begin to color a little and soften. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaf, and salt, and stir to combine. Finally, add 200 ml of apple juice, mix everything and simmer for one to two minutes.

4. Pour the apple-plantain mixture into a large baking dish, about 23 centimeters on a side, and remove the bay leaf. Add the rest of the apple juice to the mixture, sprinkle evenly over the crumble and bake for 35-40 minutes until the crumble is set and golden.

Natural Flava: Quick And Easy Plant-Based Caribbean Recipes by Craig and Shaun McAnuff is published by Bloomsbury, priced at £22. Photography by Matt Russel. Available now.

Michael M. Tomlin