Monique Palomares sent me this recipe from France for gluten-free and lactose-free Quince and Apple Crumble. The measurements aren’t precise so you’ll need to play around with the quantities. Here’s what Monique wrote:
"This is a gluten and lactose-free quince and apple pie. But you could make it with either apples or quinces.
Here’s how I made it…
I peeled some quinces, cut them into pieces and cooked them on the lowest possible heat in a frying pan with the lid on. Ditto for the apples (it takes much less time).
Meanwhile I made the "crumbs" with chestnut flour and muscovado sugar (or the like) + cinnamon to taste – using 1 part flour to 1/2 part sugar. I always measure by eye (in French you’d say "à vue de nez" which is literally "by nose sight" which means approximately). Mix well.
Now here comes the difficult part: I added "soja cuisine" which is our soy cream, not milk -I think you can do that with silken tofu too. (When I say "difficult part" it’s because my first try was a failure. I had added too much cream and it made a dough instead of crumbs and I had to make tiny lumps of it that turned out as hard as concrete once cooked -though tasty once softened in yoghurt!) So… add one soy cream spoonful, blend with your fingers so you keep having a sandy mixture, then add another soy cream spoonful, blend with your fingers again, etc. Stop before you feel another spoonful would make some of your crumbs lump together in a very lightly sticky dough.
Put the fruit in a tart pan, sprinkle the crumbs on top and bake till the crumbs are cooked (10 minutes in a hot oven at 400F)."
Thanks for sharing your recipe Monique!
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