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Courtney Roulston’s apple, rhubarb and macadamia crumble

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  • Egg free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian
  • Contains wholegrains
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

To make an apple rhubarb crumble with the perfect height and no mess, Courtney used the 20cm Frypan from the Masterchef Cookware range at Coles.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Courtney Roulston’s apple, rhubarb and macadamia crumble


  • 3 Modi apples, peeled, chopped
  • 3 rhubarb stems, ends trimmed, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 strip orange peel, white pith removed
  • Double cream or dollop cream, to serve

Macadamia crumble

  • 3/4 cup (110g) self-raising flour
  • 90g chilled butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (30g) rolled oats
  • 50g macadamias, coarsely chopped

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2403kJ/575 Cals (28%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 29g (41%), Sat Fat: 14g (58%), Sodium: 218mg (11%), Carb: 72g (23%), Sugar: 47g (52%), Dietary Fibre: 5g (17%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Place a 20cm (base measurement) frying pan over medium heat. Add the apple, rhubarb, sugar, vanilla, orange peel and 1/2 cup (125ml) water and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 mins or until the apple is tender and mixture thickens slightly. Remove orange peel and discard.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, to make the macadamia crumble, place flour and butter in a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, oats and macadamia. Season with salt.

  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle the macadamia crumble over the rhubarb mixture and place the pan on a baking tray. Bake for 20-25 mins or until the crumble is golden and mixture starts to bubble.

  4. Step 4

    Serve the crumble with cream.

Recipe tip

Root to tip

Don’t toss that apple peel! For a clever cuppa, add apple peel and cores to a saucepan of water (allow 1 cup/250ml water per apple). Pop in a cinnamon stick or quill and 3 cloves. Cook over medium heat for 10 mins, then strain and discard solids. For extra sweetness, stir in a little honey.

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