This is a crumble with a difference, it's got a parsnip in it! This doesn't effect the flavour much but it does add a little something to the texture as it doesn't mush down as much as the apples, but it works really well and to me was a brilliant way to use up those post Christmas parsnips.
Parsnip and Apple Crumble
50g porridge oats
50g plain flour
40g butter, at room temperature
3 apples, peeled cored and cut into chunks
1 parsnip, grated
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a large bowl mix together the oats, flour and sugar. Add the butter and using your fingertipss rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
Put the apple and parsnip into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the flour, sugar, cinnamon and ginger over the apples and parsnips and mix until coated. Sprinkle over the lemon juice.
Pour the crumble mixture over the filling and bake in the oven 40 mins or until the crumble is golden and the filling is bubbling.