Tilslørte bondepiker with a Malay Twist


Tilslørte bondepiker with a Malay Twist

Malay-Inspired Apple Crumble

Indulge in the flavors of Malay cuisine with this delightful twist on the classic Norwegian dessert, Tilslørte bondepiker. This Malay-inspired apple crumble combines the comforting sweetness of caramelized apples with a crunchy, spiced crumble topping, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

30-35 minutes

50-55 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if served without ice cream or whipped cream), Dairy-free (if served without ice cream or whipped cream), Nut-free, Halal

Wheat (all-purpose flour), Gluten (all-purpose flour, oats)

Gluten-free (due to the use of all-purpose flour and oats)


In this Malay-inspired version of Tilslørte bondepiker, we incorporate Malay spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance the flavor profile. Additionally, we replace the traditional breadcrumbs with a crumble made from oats, flour, and coconut, adding a unique texture and a hint of tropical flavor to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Tilslørte bondepiker, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 52g, 35g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 0.1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the apple mixture to a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, coconut, and butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples, covering them completely.
  6. 6.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crumble topping is golden brown.
  7. 7.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  8. 8.
    Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Apples — Choose firm and slightly tart apples such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady for the best flavor and texture.
  • Rolled oats — Use traditional rolled oats, not instant oats, for a better texture in the crumble topping.
  • Desiccated coconut — If you prefer a stronger coconut flavor, you can use toasted desiccated coconut.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to the apple mixture before baking.
  • Experiment with different spices such as cardamom or ginger to customize the flavor profile to your liking.
  • Serve the apple crumble warm for the best taste and texture.
  • If you prefer a sweeter dessert, you can increase the amount of brown sugar in the apple mixture.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Malay-inspired apple crumble warm as a comforting dessert. For an indulgent treat, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, you can sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder or desiccated coconut on top of the crumble before serving. Serve it in individual dessert bowls or ramekins for an elegant touch.