Nutmeg-scented apple and rhubarb crumble

Serves 4 people

On a cold winter’s day, nothing is more calming and invigorating than a steaming plate of food. It will, quite literally, warm you from the inside out.

  • ½ bunch rhubarb, sliced very finely
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • ¼ cup instant oats
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • double cream, to serve

1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the rhubarb and sugar in a saucepan and set over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the apple and vanilla, then transfer to a casserole dish.

2 Mix the flour, raw sugar, oats, coconut, nutmeg and butter in a food processor, then pulse until a coarse crumb forms. Sprinkle over the apple mixture, then bake for 35 minutes, until golden. Serve with double cream and fresh berries.