Cinnamon-Spiced Courgette Crumble

Cinnamon-Spiced Courgette Crumble


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About this recipe: You would never guess that this crumble is made with courgettes and not apples! A butter crumble is pressed into the base of a baking tin, topped with courgettes and scattered with more crumble. Enjoy with cream, custard or ice cream.


Makes: 1 20x30cm crumble

  • 990g peeled and chopped courgette
  • 160ml lemon juice
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 500g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 340g butter, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir courgette and lemon juice until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in 200g sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg and cook one minute more. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 25X38cm baking tin. In a large bowl, combine flour and 400g sugar. Cut in butter with two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir 8 tablespoons of butter mixture into courgette mixture. Press 1/2 of the remaining butter mixture into bottom of prepared tin. Spread courgette mixture over top of the base and sprinkle with remaining butter mixture. Sprinkle over 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden. Serve warm or cold.

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My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this recipe, he didn't realise it was courgette inside although he had an inkling that it wasn't apple! I did add blackberries which needed using up. I also made my own crumble (on top only) using whole-wheat flour and porridge oats as we like a crunchy topping. May try your recipe next time as it is. - 14 Aug 2014

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