Apple pie is a favourite the world over with its tart filling and sweet crumble crust and crumble. However, apples are expensive and quite a few are needed to make a substantial pie. Sayote, a staple in the Philippine veggie basket is an economical way to make a pie or crumble, as it has a similar texture when its cooked. Try serving it and see who can tell the difference!
- 3 sayote, cubed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 6 kalamansi, juices squeezed
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1/2 cup cold butter plus 1 tbsp to cook with
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
Mix the sayote, sugar, cinnamon and kalamansi together
Put the 1 tbsp in the pan and add the sayote mixture. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the sayote softens.
To make the crumble, put the butter, oats, flour and sugar in a bowl.
Mix this with your hands until small balls of crumble form.
If you have an oven, this crumble goes on top of the sayote mixture in the pie dish. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees until the crumble turns golden.
If there is no oven, this can be put in a dish and cooked in a toaster oven, or tossed in a pan with no butter or oil.
Place the cooked sayote in a pie or serving dish, and top with the crumble mixture. Serve and enjoy!