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Author Notes: Concord grapes are one of my favourite fruits (certainly my favourite type of grapes). This crumble's crumbs are a combination of whole wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and cocoa, while the filling is kept as simple and "naked" as possible. I find the dark cocoa really pairs well with the sweetness and flavour of the concord grapes and with the spices in the filling, yielding a nutty, bitter-sweet finish that is very satisfying —Silvia Merler
Makes 1 8-inch crumble
- 2 cups concord grapes (seedless or seeds removed)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 5-6 tablespoons butter
- Preheat the oven at 350°F.
- In a medium bowl, mix well the grapes, honey, 2 tablespoon sugar and spices. Slightly grease a pan (I used a regular 9-inch pie plate) and pour the filling in it. I don't like adding thickeners (e.g. starch or flour) to the filling of pies or crumbles, because I find the thickener alters the flavour. Concord grapes are not the juiciest fruit either, so I found that this was not a problem in this particular case.
- In a second bowl, mix the flours, oats, cocoa powder and sugar. Add the butter cut to pieces and mix with your fingers until you get a crumbly mixture in which the butter is uniformly distributed as possible in small bites.
- Pour the crumble over the filling, being careful to uniformly cover the fruit. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Let it rest a bit before devouring.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for When You Want It to Feel Like Fall