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For us South Africans, July is the only time of year we can wear silly jerseys, light a fire and drink glühwein without breaking into a sweat. And if you’re planning a Christmas in July party, you need to make this (healthyish) crumble. It just wouldn’t be (fake) Christmas without it:

Cranberry-Apple Crumble



1 cup coconut sugar, divided

1/2 cup cranberry juice

1 (340 g) package fresh cranberries

6 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking spray


1/2 cup regular oats

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup wholewheat pastry flour

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 tablespoons honey

2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 180°C.

To prepare the filling, combine coconut sugar, cranberry juice, and fresh cranberries in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until cranberries pop, occasionally stirring (about 10 minutes). Set aside.

Combine apples, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and cinnamon in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat.

Place cranberry mixture in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top evenly with apple mixture.





To prepare topping, place oats in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Place oats in a large bowl. Lightly spoon all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours and next 5 ingredients (through to cardamom) to the oats; stir to combine.

Combine oil, honey, and egg yolks, stirring with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

Squeeze handfuls of topping to form large pieces. Crumble over filling. Bake at 180°C for 40 minutes or until topping is golden and bubbly.

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