Jessica Seinfeld Shares Her Double Delicious Recipe for Apple Crumble

Double Delicious by Jessica SeinfeldDouble the fun. Double the healthy choices. Double the delicious! Jessica Seinfeld, author of the phenomenal bestseller Deceptively Delicious, is back—and this time she’s going beyond the purees and the kids’ meals to turn her attention to the whole family. Double Delicious! has more of the easy imaginative recipes she’s famous for, but now she raises the bar nutritionally by cutting out unnecessary sugar and fat and boosting the fiber and nutrients without sacrificing flavor.

We asked Jessica a few questions about the new cookbook and about life in the Seinfeld household:

How is Double Delicious! different from Deceptively Delicious?

Double Delicious! is full of my new favorite recipes made, of course, with fruit and vegetable purees. In this book, I focused on using a lot more whole grains throughout the recipes. I also created an aisle-by-aisle guide for readers so they can shop wisely for themselves and their families at the grocery store. As I’m sure most people have figured out by now, the shopping experience can be overwhelming and food products are not always what they seem to be! I’ve also broken down the nutritional aspect of the recipes so you really know that whatever you make in this book (almost!) is good for you.

What’s the most surprising thing you learned when you were putting together the recipes for Double Delicious!?

What surprised me most is how well these recipes continued to turn out against all odds, because, to be honest, purees and whole grains are not all that easy to cook with! But I tested, tested, and retested all the recipes—up to 10 times—until they came out right. I hope you enjoy the results!

What’s your favorite meal of the day and why?

I love breakfast. When I start my day with a healthful, satisfying breakfast, it can set the tone for my whole day. I eat with my kids in the morning (usually standing up while making their breakfast—which I don’t recommend!) but, nonetheless, when I make the effort to nourish myself first thing, I have a better chance of staying on track all day.

What’s your favorite recipe in the new book?

I love all the recipes in the new book! In fact, it was hard to choose which recipes to include this time because I was excited about all of them. I truly love the Lemon Chicken, Gnocchi (it’s so easy!), Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, and Lemon Cream Cookies.

Enough talking about the recipes! Let’s make one!

Apple Crumble

Every fall, we go to a great orchard in Long Island, New York, and pick tons of apples. I make this apple crumble with the ones we can’t finish.

Prep: 30 minutes | Total: 1 hour 15 minutes | Yield: Serves 12

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 4 large Golden Delicious or Gala apples (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, or almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread, froze

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Peel, core, and slice the apples into 1/4-inch slices. In a large mixing bowl, toss the apples, squash puree, brown sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Transfer to the dish and spread out in an even layer.
Set aside.

2. Make the topping. In another large bowl, mix together the nuts, pastry flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using your fingertips, gently work in the frozen margarine until pea-size lumps form. If the margarine begins to melt, place the bowl in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Top the apples evenly with the nut mixture and bake, uncovered, until the apples are bubbly and the topping is golden brown, about 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

One Response to “Jessica Seinfeld Shares Her Double Delicious Recipe for Apple Crumble”
  1. This looks outstanding! Great post and recipe. Breakfast is our favorite meal too! We must share this with all of our followers!

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