Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble

This Community Recipe is Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble recipe.  It is shared by Eileen Greenberg – a regular contributor to Community Recipes! Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble recipe is a simple, effective and versatile dish. The sweet, spiced and caramelised filling works great as a syrupy compote. A crunchy topping of ground oats, nuts and spices turns it into a healthy, fruity dessert.

Community Recipes is a recurring feature where we share your vegan recipes on the Jewish Food Hero blog.  If you want to share a recipe in this series, pitch us your idea here.

Eileen's Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble in a ridged white ramikin, and Eileen holding a blue bowl of red apples

All About Eileen

If you are already a fan of Community Recipes, you may have already enjoyed Eileen’s Hawaij Vegetable Soup Recipe which she shared recently on the blog. Eileen loves cooking and says the kitchen is her happy place. You can read more about Eileen, her family, and her fascinating Israel adventure here.

How was it created and who loves it?

Like many of us, Eileen is always looking for something sweet to satisfy her cravings. She loves apples, cinnamon & nuts. Playing around with those ingredients gave her Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble recipe

Eileen likes to eat her Spiced Apple Compote Crumble warm, with a cup of vanilla flavored tea on cold winter nights. She has also served this as a dinner party dessert. Her guests always love it and ask for the recipe – especially when they hear how healthy and low in calories it is.

Eileen's Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble in a ridged white ramikin, and Eileen holding a blue bowl of red apples

Spiced Apple Compote

To use Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble recipe simply follow steps 1-6 in the recipe. Rather than removing the apples from the oven after 30 minutes, bake for a total of 45 minutes. Then, simply turn off the oven and cover the baked compote mixture with a lid or a piece of foil. Leave the compote in the cooling oven, to allow all the flavors to become even richer.

This compote can be enjoyed with crushed pecans as a snack. Mix it with your choice of plant-based yoghurt, or splodge on top of warm oatmeal for a filling breakfast. 

Eileen's Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble in a ridged white ramikin

Fruity Alternatives

If you don’t have apples on hand, Eileen also recommends using pears for this Spiced Compote Crumble. The texture is likely to be more juicy and the flavour will have a different, less earthy tone. You can even mix through whatever berries you have, whether fresh or frozen. Blueberries, blackberries and even raspberries would all work well here.

Key Ingredients

  • Steel cut oats
  • Arrowroot
  • Cinnamon
  • Avocado oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dried, unsweetened cranberries
  • Almond flour
  • pecans
Eileen's Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble in a ridged white ramikin

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If you enjoyed Eileen’s recipe(s!) and feel inspired to share your favourite vegan dish, please do get in touch to pitch us your idea here. Here are some more vegan desserts from the community recipe series to get your ideas flowing:

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Eileen's Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble in a ridged white ramikin, and Eileen holding a blue bowl of red apples

Eileen’s Spiced Vegan Apple Compote Crumble

  • Author: Eileen Greenberg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x
  • Category: Dessert

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Ingredients

For the filling:

4-5 apples, cut into chunks

1  teaspoon grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

2 tablespoons water or a little more if needed

2 teaspoons arrowroot

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 big pinch sea salt

Handful dried, unsweetened cranberries

For the topping:

1/2 cup almond flour

1 cup steel oats, ground in the blender

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Drizzle maple syrup or honey

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1 tablespoon avocado oil


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F

  2. Cut the apples into chunks and place in a 8×8 baking dish

  3. Mix the other filling ingredients together in a bowl, then add to the apples

  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring often to keep it mixed and moist (add a couple of tablespoons of water if you think it looks too dry)

  5. Meanwhile, combine all the topping ingredients except the oil

  6. When the apples have been baking for 30 minutes, remove from the oven. 

  7. Sprinkle the topping on top of the partially cooked apple mixture. Lightly spray with oil.

  8. Return to the oven and bake for 40 min or more, until the top is browned.


Keywords: compote, baked, vegan, healthy, apple, dessert

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