My mother and I had picked up this mix at Nature’s Pantry since we had never seen it at any other stores. Basically, you just cut up apples into a pan and place the mix (with butter cut in) on top and stick it in the oven. Very easy.
The mix took almost twice the amount of time to cook as it said on the box, so keep that in mind if you are planning on making this mix. Next time, I’ll set the oven up higher.
It turned out great. All family members (aka all the gluten eaters) gave it the thumbs up. I think that you could even take this mix camping with you and just place the ingredients in aluminum foil and throw it on the fire. Just a thought!
Although this mix was incredibly easy to prepare (no cooking skills needed), if you have any cooking knowledge at all you could make this mix for yourself. I’ve done it before to place on top of pies. It’s as easy as taking gluten free flour, adding cinnamon, light brown sugar, butter, and putting it all in a food processor. I don’t know if it’s worth the extra price to make something so simple. Here is the recipe that I modified from the cookbook, PIE by Ken Haedrich. Just add the ingredients together and cut in the butter.
Cornmeal Crumb Topping
¾ cup White Rice Flour
¼ cup Fine Yellow Cornmeal
2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
½ cup Cold Unsalted Butter
I personally liked this recipe as much as the mix, but it also takes a little longer to prepare. I’ve included a link to Sophie’s crumble top recipe. Sophie is an amazing cook and all you have to do is replace white rice flour for her regular flour. If anyone else knows of any good crumble top recipes, please feel free to share!