:: Dutch oven apple- raspberry crumble

T I M E : prep: 20 minutes | cooking: 50 minutes | making coals: 1.5 hours

H E A L T H Y : well it has fruit and nuts in it, so at least a bit healthy

Y U M M I N E S S: who doesn’t love a good crumble?

S E R V I N G S : 8- 10 peeps. Or if you can’t stop eating 6 servings

>> We specially created this recipe (and 3 others) for Bucars RV Centre’s annual Bucars Magazine <<


>> filling

+ 5 apples
+ 1 pack of fresh raspberries
+ ¼ cup of organic cane sugar
+ some lime juice
+ spices : cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise and vanilla extract

>> crust

+ 1.5 cups raw walnuts
+ 2 cups rolled oats
+ small handful flaxseeds
+ ½ – ¾ cup of butter ( or coconut oil for the vegans)
+ ¼ cup of organic cane sugar
+ some cinnamon
+ some salt


We baked this crumble outside on hot coals, so first we had to make a beautiful fire. It took about 1.5 hours for the wood to turn into good hot coals and we used a whole bundle of dry wood. If you don’t want to wait for the wood to turn into coals, you could also buy coal and use it for cooking this delicious dish. And if you don’t want to cook outdoors, you can of course bake the crumble in the oven. But I can tell you it’s less fun.

1. Peel the apples and chop them in slices

2. Combine in a big bowl all the ingredients and mix well so that the spices and sugar are touching every single apple slice and raspberry.

3. For the spice mix I used a mortar and pestle to grind all of it.

1. Place the walnuts, 1.5 cups of oats and the flaxseeds in a blender and blend it until you have flour.

2. In a big bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Chop the butter in small squares and mix it with the dry ingredients. Best to do this with your hands and make a tiny mess 

1. Before all the wood turns into coal, it might be handy to heat up your Dutch oven in or near the fire. Just in case your coals are not hot or good enough, your pot is at least bake ready.

2. When your Dutch oven is hot and your coals are ready, you can prep the crumble. First butter the Dutch oven with a fair amount of butter. Better too greasy than too dry. Place your apple mix on the bottom and top it with your butter crust mix. Sprinkle ½ cup of rolled oats on top to make it extra crunchy. Close the pot with the lid to create a real oven with heat on all sides.

3. Put some coals on a flat area, place the Dutch oven on these coals, and surround the pot with coals on the side and on top of the lid. In that way the whole Dutch oven will stay hot.

4. Wait for about 45-50 minutes and check once in a while if the coals are still burning and the crumble is still cooking. You can smell it when the crumble is ready.


*eat the crumble as dessert with some ice cream or as breakfast with some yoghurt. Yummy yummy. Actually you can just eat it all day long.


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