APPLE RASPBERRY CRUMBLE

Without a doubt, this is one of our favorite Desserts.

I like it hot from the oven and my sweet hubbie prefers it cold.

I prefer it with ice cream and my better half prefers it with Whipped Cream.

Our differences really aren’t surprising. After all, I have learned after 32 years of marriage, that if I say Black . . . he says white.  I think you should all know a little more about my bestest friend. I hope that those of you who are married, dating or looking for a husband . . . are as blessed as I am.

He doesn’t like chocolate much . . . but I can over look that!

Honestly . . . I’m the luckiest lady in the world.  I happen to be married to the hardest working man on the planet. He can do anything, fix anything or BAKE anything. Our neighborhood knows where to come, if they have a problem of any sort! Over the course of years . . . he’s changed hundreds of diapers, fed & rocked babies to sleep and I’ve even heard him sing lullaby’s.

Most of you readers don’t know this, but I owned a Hair & Nail Salon for many years.  When my youngest daughter was a mere one year old, I decided that I wanted to go to Cosmetology school. I figured that this would really come in handy with four girls! Our older 3 daughters were in school at the time. I made arrangements to take my little one year old to a relative during the time I would attend school.

At the time I went to cosmetology school, it was 5 days a week . . . 8 hours a day. It would take me one year to complete Idaho’s required 2000 hours.  I began, but by week two my heart was breaking.  It was almost more than I could handle to take my sweet little daughter to the babysitter.  She cried . . . I cried!

My sweet husband decided to take her to work with him every single day for an entire year! At the time, he not only worked full time selling farm and heavy equipment, but we also had a ranch that happened to be more than an hour away from our home. It seemed between these two jobs, he had to work 24 -7. He didn’t ask his boss if this would be o.k….he just did it.  I think he would have quit if there had been a problem.  He never complained.  If fact, he took all 4 girls with him to the Ranch on Saturdays while I attended school.

I thought If I went 6 days a week, I could complete my schooling quicker.  I did.  I got my 2000 hours and passed the boards in 10 months! I hated every minute of it!

The money made from the Salon over the years, could have made his life a bit easier, but he wanted that money to go to me and the girls.  Somehow he knew that girls needed 30 pairs of shoes and 20 pairs of name brand jeans! The money I made never went to the checking or savings account.  He never asked how I spent it, or where it went. My husband (Kenny) has supported me in every endeavor I’ve ever had. We even owned a clothing store at one time. This was another one of my lame brained ideas!

I’ve always known that he would flip burgers at Wendy’s, before he would bring hardship to his family.  He always puts others first.   I really can’t think of anything that I’ve ever wanted, that he didn’t provide for me or his four daughters. I live in my dream home, but I know that he would be happy in a tent.  I drive a pretty Escalade and although he has a nice Ford F250 . . . he prefers driving the 1994 Honda Accord, because it gets better gas mileage. I could go on and on and on, about how amazing my sweet husband is and it’s all true. 

One of the ways I show him that I appreciate him, is to leave out the chocolate!  LOL.

This really is our favorite Crisp or Crumble.  I love the Crumble top, and he loves the fruit.  It’s a cinch to make and I’ve never served it to anyone who doesn’t love it as well.  You could leave the Raspberries out, and substitute strawberries or blueberries.

The crumble top would be scrumptious on any of your favorite Crisp’s or Crumbles.  It really is over the top perfect!

 

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APPLE RASPBERRY CRUMBLE
4 C. peeled and sliced Granny smith Apples
or other tart Apple varieties
3/4 cup raspberries (opt)
1 – 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 Cup water if using fresh Raspberries or
2 Tablespoons water if using Frozen Berries
1/4 cup sugar
For the Crumble:
1 stick butter chilled but not hard
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
DIRECTIONS:
Place apples and raspberries in medium bowl. Sprinkle them with cinnamon, salt, sugar and the proper measured water. Combine well.  Place mixture in a 8×11 buttered glass baking dish or individual ramekins. Set aside and prepare the crumble topping.
In separate bowl, mix softened butter, flour and sugar. Take a fork and mix ingredients until small peas size chunks form.

Grab a handful of dough, and press firmly in palm of hand, so that the crumbs are very chunky. Place evenly on top of apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until crust is a deep Golden Brown. Serve hot or cold.

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  • Emily Suess - July 20, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Except for that whole married bit, I totally want to be you! 🙂 Those look so good. I really need to learn how to take pictures of food.ReplyCancel

  • lynn - July 20, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    You had me at the beautiful tribute to your dear sweet husband. Rock on another 32 years +!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Virgin - July 21, 2011 - 6:35 am

    I loved the tribute you wrote for your husband! I am just as blessed to have an awesome husband as well! I LOVE your blog and have made MANY of your recipes! Thank you for sharing your love for cooking with all of us! I love you and I don’t even know you! I hope you have a great day! DebbieReplyCancel

  • Barbara - July 23, 2011 - 10:25 am

    You’ve got a winner for a husband, for sure!
    Chocolate is not first on my list of favored sweets, but fruit certainly is. Love your crumble!ReplyCancel

  • britney basting - July 24, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    I love your blog. I check it all the time and just look through old post decideding what to make next! Thank you for sharing about your hubby. I like getting to know you and your family. It makes it seem like we are friends 🙂 LOVE all your food and pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - July 27, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    My husband is also a dear, and as if on cue he brought home a plastic bowl of fresh raspberries that had been given to him by a co-worker. I had just read your recipe and decided to make that delicious recipe. Goodness!! Little did I know what a heavenly treat I was preparing. He loved it. I loved it. He wanted more. I wanted more. We ate more! Thank you for sharing such great recipes and for affirming that love is alive. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Corrine - September 9, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    The 4 C. at the top, do I take it that’s four cups? *don’t understand american measurements*ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - September 9, 2011 - 3:07 pm

      Hi Corrine,

      Yes, it does mean 4 cups.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Sincerely,
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Reda - November 28, 2011 - 10:01 am

    I made a huge batch of this (I changed it to Apple Berry (blue,black,straw, and rasberries) Cobbler. It turned out amazing!! Thank you!! It was gone in seconds, both the topping and the filling were too good!! YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - January 14, 2012 - 10:34 pm

    If you completely take out the raspberries from the recipe and do not replace them do you still add the 1/4 cup of water?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - January 15, 2012 - 10:29 am

      Hi Tara,
      Yes…add the water even when taking out the Raspberries.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Anne McDaniels - February 18, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    Came across your website on Pinterest. Love it. Love to cook and bake and I don’t mind getting off my butt and baking. Always looking for new recipes.ReplyCancel

  • dorine - May 30, 2012 - 9:04 am

    just discovered your blog – loving it!
    quick q: so you’re saying its possible to make the “crumble” without a hand mixer? just by using a fork? (im a first timer for making apple crumble & i dont have a hand mixer:( )
    thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - May 30, 2012 - 9:05 pm

      Hi Dorine,

      I use a fork and my fingers to make the crumble!
      It’s yummy.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Amy - August 16, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Hi! I was just wondering how many people these measurements serve?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - August 18, 2012 - 11:19 am

      Hi Amy,

      I would think you could easily serve 4 to 5 large servings.
      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Dora B - August 14, 2013 - 11:43 am

    I ‘got off my butt and made this’… so glad I did! So easy and delicious! ThanksReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - August 15, 2013 - 8:28 pm

      Hi Dora,

      I’m soooo glad that you enjoyed this crumble as much as we do.
      I make this often!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      JonnaReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 20, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Just made this…. eating it hot as I type… this is the BEST thing I’ve ever tasted!!!! Thankfully I have enough apples and raspberries left to make 2 more of them! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • tru - February 22, 2015 - 6:56 pm

    So nice to have a recipe turn out exactly as pictured!

    Thanks so much…I made 2 of them since it looked so easy!ReplyCancel