Wednesday, July 15, 2009

APRICOT CRUMBLE-CRUMBLE AUX ABRICOTS

It has been quite hot lately, so I have not been very much into putting the oven on for a too long period of time or getting too busy in my sweltery and stuffy kitchen. Not forgetting that when it's a freakingly "tropical" summer day you don't really want to eat rich, hearty or steaming hot food...

That's the reason why I opted for making an "Apricot Crumble" that doesn't demand much effort nor uses the oven for more than 30 minutes, thus not transforming me into a perspiring mass of melting flesh with a flushed face. There's no need to sweat like a pig while baking nor to get heat exhausted in order to eat something that'll make your tastebuds happy!

I have just realized that, as strange as it sounds, I had never posted any crumble (also known as "crisp" in America) recipe before, although it is something I prepare quite often and all year long, according to the fruits that are in season. Well, it was time for me to remediate to that situation since I've practically been brought up on that rustic and humble British dessert speciality (it's savory counterpart also exists) which is an excellent and less fussy alternative to pies.

As I happened to have some delicious apricots on stock (as long as they are in season, I buy kilos of them every week), I thought that they would bring a wonderfully acidulated and perfumed note to the overall round and buttery taste of crumble. The result was simply delightful!

~ Apricot Crumble ~
Recipe by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2009.

For 4 medium/small individual dessert dishes.

Ingredients:
10-12 Fresh Apricots, sliced
200g All-purpose flour
20g Ground almond (optional)
100g Light brown sugar + 4x 1 Tbs (for the fruits)
1/2 Tsp Sea salt
100g Unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
Ground cinnamon, to taste

Method:
1. Heat oven to 200° C (400° F) and butter the dishes.
2. Divide the fruits evenly, putting the same amount of cut apricots into the 4 dishes.
3. Sprinkle 1 Tbs light brown sugar (4x 1 tbs) and as much cinnamon as desired over the fruits.
4. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and rub the butter into this mixture until it resembles bread crumbs.
5. Divide this mixture in 4 and spread it evenly over the fruits in each dish.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the f
ruits are cooked and the top is golden brown.
7. Servir warm, at room temperature or cold.


Remarks:
You can replace the ground almonds by any ground nuts of your choice or by grated coconut.
Instead of using light brown sugar, you can use castor sugar.

the ground cinnamon is optional. Use the spices of your choice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve with unsweetened condensed milk, whipped cream, ice cream or custard.

The sweet Cenwen from "La Cuisine Des Anges" (France) made my crumble and it looks delicious! Great!

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~ Crumble Aux Abricots ~
Recette par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2009.

Pour 4 moyennement petits plats à gratin/ramequins individuels.

Ingrédients:
10-12 Abricots, coupés en tranches
200g de Farine blanche/fleur
20g d'Amandes moulues (en option)
100g de Sucre brun clair + 4x 1 CS (pour les fruits)
1/2 CC de Sel de mer
100g de Beurre non-salé, froid et coupé en morceaux
Cannelle en poudre, selon goût

Méthode:
1. Préchauffer le four à 200° C et beurrer les plats.
2. Mettre la même quantité de fruits dans les 4 plats.
3. Saupoudrer les fruits avec 1 CC de sucre brun clair (par plat) ainsi qu'avec la cannelle.
4. Dans un bol moyen, mélanger ensemble les ingrédients secs et le beurre coupé en morceaux, puis sabler du bout des doigts jusqu’à obtention d’une poudre sableuse.
5. Diviser ce mélange en 4 et le parsemer sur les fruits.
6. Cuire pendant 30 minutes, ou jusqu'à ce que les fruits soient cu
its et que le crumble soit doré.
7. Servir chaud, à température ambiante ou froid.


Remarques:
Vous pouvez remplacer la poudre d'amande par les noix moulues de votre choix ou par de la noix de coco rapée.
Le sucre brun clair peut être remplacé par du sucre crystallisé.
Utilisez les épices de votre choix au lieu de la cannelle en poudre.


Idée de présentation:
Servir avec du lait concentré non-sucré, de la crème fouettée, de la glace ou du custard.

La très gentille Cenwen de "La Cuisine Des Anges" (France) a testé ma recette et son crumble est très réussi! Super!

114 comments:

  1. humm superbe il faudra que je teste les abricots version crumble !! bise sandra

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  2. Miam! Les apricots dans un crumble ca doit etre delicieux et fondant!

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  3. ô Ô Rosa :) quelle merveille:) Je fonds rien que d'y penser :)

    Merci pour cette superbe recette:)

    Bisous:)

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  4. oh làlà ! quelle tuerie :)

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  5. La touche acidulée des abricots doit être une merveille dans un crumble

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  6. Muuuuum,il aurait été dommage que tu ne le fasses pas.
    Bisous.
    Caro

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  7. I absolutely love apricots Rosa...and you have prepared them beautiful here in this crumble!

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  8. Un délice quand on tombe sur de bons abricots.

    Bisous

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  9. That sounds amazing, I love apricots!

    Katie xox

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  10. Quel régal le crumble aux abricots!!

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  11. miam,miammmmmmmmmmmmm

    ubn régal

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  12. Such a lovely crumble: looks very tempting!

    MMMMMMMMM,...lovely!

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  13. Crumbles, my so beloved crumbles...Yours look fabulous!

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  14. Simple et délicieux!
    Impossible de résister car j'adore les abricots!

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  15. I do love an apricot crumble. Very pretty photos too my dear!

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  16. Je vois que toi-aussi les abricots t'inspirent!

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  17. Miam miam, a very suny dessert...
    Have a nice day dear Rosa!

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  18. Magnifique ce crumble, je suis totalement séduite.

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  19. a crumble is one of my favourites! must be yum with apricots.

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  20. that is definitely a spoonful of heaven!

    I love crumbles!

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  21. Crumble qui est bien appétissant !

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  22. C'est marrant - growing up in the US we always called them crumbles, j'ai cru que "crisp" était anglais! Go figure - no matter what it's called, it looks DELICIOUS!

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  23. I just learnt that crisp and crumble is the same thing :) It looks delicious.

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  24. Oh, these summer fruit desserts! Lovely, Rosa. I've not made a crisp, crumble or cobbler of apricots. Excellent use of them, since here, at least, our apricots aren't that great to eat out of hand.

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  25. humm! les abricots j'adore ça! ça doit être si fondant!
    bisous

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  26. americans actually have a million names for things like this... we call them cobblers, crumbles, crisps, grunts, buckles, and so on, but I suppose they're all a little bit different. looks very yummy.

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  27. lovely apricot crumble. I'd put a scoop of ice cream on top of it.... if I have it here..

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  28. Funny..... Being in winter here, I forget about the heat of summer and how challenging it can be to bake. I was only thinking today I'd love to be in the kitchen with the oven on ALL DAY to warm up from the single digit temperatures outside. Must admit, I love winter for baking. So accommodating. This looks like a great option for summer. Thanks for the hint. Will have to remember this for Dec-Feb!

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  29. Un superbe crumble de saison !
    J'aime beaucoup ta proposition en ramequins individuels ;o)

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  30. Unfortunately, in our weather, I'm am a perspiring mass of melting flesh with a flushed face all day long! Your crisp looks delicious and definitely worth using the oven to bake.

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  31. Absolutely yum and I do so love crumble. I think individual desserts are such a great idea.

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  32. Delicious. I think I am going to be getting some fresh apricots this weekend!

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  33. Huuummm... Avec les amandes c'est un vrai régal !
    On fait dans les abricots en ce moment ;) (perso j'en ai pas mal à liquider mais ça ne me dérange pas du tout ;) )

    Bises.

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  34. Come to think of it... when I do go to Switzerland for those baking classes... hummm... you think it would be possible to go on a day you'd make this again???

    Mmmmm... sound marvelous, Rosa! Especially knowing apricots must be so good around where you live!

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  35. This is the season for crisps, crumbles & cobblers. You've done beautifully on the apricot crisp Rosa. I love the summery greens too!♥

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  36. Love your green polka dot dish :)

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  37. Nicely done! Looks delicious :) That's the only awful part about summer - it cuts down on time I want to spend near the oven!

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  38. impossible de résister à ce crumble! trop appétissant :)

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  39. Tu me donnes envie d'aller dans la cuisine tout de suite !
    Bises

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  40. VIBI: Thanks! In fact my apricots come from France (Provence) ;-p... They are good here, but, generally too expensive.

    Yes, be my guest!!!

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  41. I love the flavor of fresh apricots...so sweet and bright...this recipe looks delicious!

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  42. Lovely crumble! I love your bright dishes too!

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  43. The crumble looks perfect for a hot summer day!

    Greetings,
    Tiina

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  44. Not too much effort and decadently delicious - so perfect for me.

    A spoonful of heaven, literally :)

    All the best,

    Gera

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  45. Mmm mmm mmmmmmm, loving it! And the pics also look tasty.

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  46. I am just curious Rosa but have you ever thought of opening a cake shop? :D

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  47. Rosa- I love your cute green dishes! I love crisps and this looks delicious.

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  48. Apricots are plentiful at the moment, so this crumble sounds perfect for that. Delicious Rosa!

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  49. Oh yum! I like the almond meal addition to this :))

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  50. Wonderful! The apricots in Europe are delicious and I don't blame you at all for buying loads when they're in season :)

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  51. I would eat this for breakfast! Or would that be wrong? Nah, no way. ;)

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  52. Danke für dieses Rezept, das kann man für alle möglichen Früchte brauchen.

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  53. SHIONGE: I'd love to, but the cash flow is missing :-§...

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  54. Perfect for the season looks so yummy yum

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  55. Un crumble bien exquis avec ce fruit de saison !
    Bisous, Doria

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  56. Lovely crumble, lots of apricots to be found here, should try them out if I have time.

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  57. Simple and delicious. I am sure it also works with peach. Will let you know because I am suffering form the same problem with the heat in the kitchen. we are hitting 35 degrees here.

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  58. humm superbe il faudra que je teste les abricots version crumble !!

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  59. ..ici nous pouvons faire chauffer le four;y fait pas chaud lol!!!!!

    ..trop,trop appétissant avec les abricots..

    ..bo jeudi Rosa et à bientôt;)

    ~nancy xx

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  60. Mmm!! Ce crumble semble divin:) xxx

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  61. Hi Rosa
    Your posts are getting better and better.
    Lovely work, full of passion x.

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  62. les crumbles c'est toujours bon , et le tien fais très envie , les photos sont très belles
    bises

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  63. Very nice!
    Merci Rosa pour ta visite, c'est un plaisir de découvrir ton blog, je te souhaite une bonne continuation.

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  64. I haven't wanted to bake much, either, but this looks irresistible!!

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  65. pretty crumble :) love the pics as usual rosa!

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  66. CRUMBLE TRÈS APPÉTISSANT!!! BRAVO

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  67. You have got me with this one Rosa I really love apricots so much and with almonds too.... Mmmmmmmmm!!!! Looks great. :-)

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  68. Summer's best fruity dessert,love it :D

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  69. Rosa, this looks absolutely delicious. how lovely :)

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  70. Crumbles in general are so delightful. I love the sandy buttery texture against the warm sweet fruits. Lovely pics!

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  71. It is truely a spoon of heaven, Rosa's Apricot Crumble! :)

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  72. Rosa! Look at that inviting colour!

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  73. I love apricots but never bake with it. You made such a nice crumble.

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  74. I love crumbles!! Ive never had apricot though, love this idea!! Beautiful pictures!!!

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  75. You sure know how to use fruit in season your photos are so beautiful those lime green polka dotted baking pans are wonderful and really show off the crumble superb. I always love visiting you blog it is so refreshing and reminds of summer breezes down at the beach for some reason I go away happier. Cheers from Audax in Australia

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  76. oooh Rosa tu me fais fondre de bon mtin , quelle recette douce et craquante !

    * * Bises

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  77. the crumble looks delightful and nice. so perfect with a cup of tea! i also like your cute polka dot dish. i'm just obsessed with bakeware and tableware of all sorts! :D

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  78. J'arrive au bout de mes abricots et je testerais bien ta recette. Ce doit être un vrai délice.
    Bisous

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  79. Moi qui adore l'abricot, je suis conquise par ce crumble si appétissant!
    Bises, bonne journée

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  80. THis sounds lovely with a scoop of ice-cream! yum yum

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  81. soooo delicious! where's my spoon????

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  82. Rosa, I really love crumbles and this look spectacular! beauty pics!! xGloria

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  83. Oh la la tu me donnes envie avec ce crumble abricots!

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  84. Looks good and sounds great! Makes me wish I was keen on cooked fruits! :)
    ~ingrid

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  85. Ohhh que tu me fais envie ! je sens que je vais aller me faire un petit chocolat au lait pour compenser le petit creux que j'ai ! hihihi !

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  86. Apricots would be lovely in a crumble. I must try something like this. I always stick to plain old apples.

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  87. La recette tombe à pic, il y a plein d'abricots sur les marchés elle a l'air délicieuse et les photos sont super !

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  88. your crumble looks incandescently delicious!

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  89. I love crumbles because they are so easy to make! And delicious...as this one looks to be! You are lucky to have fresh apricots in season there :)

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  90. Perfect crumble for summer time..looks so luscious!

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  91. J'adore ce genre de dessert et j'ai aussi bien envie de le faire bientôt!

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  92. I just love crumbles.It looks so delicious.

    Merry

    Free Satellite TV

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  93. Bonjour ROsa,
    bravo pour ta recette elle est magnifique !!!
    à bientôt qur nos blogs
    Pierre

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  94. it looks delightful, indeed.. add vanilla icecream to it, and i'll be in heaven! love your cute dish!

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  95. That looks unbelievable, Rosa. I have to be in the mood for apricots, it's a weird thing with me, but I would devour that crumble so fast! Beautiful!

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  96. Dès que l'on parle d'abricots, je signe bien sûr, amusant que tu y intègres de la cannelle, mais pourquoi pas c'est un mariage insolite pour moi !! j'aime la nouveauté !

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  97. J'adore les crumble, avec les abricots ca doit être délicieux!

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  98. Wow, have not thought of using apricots to make a crumble, great idea.

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  99. Rosa, just give me 1 scoop of ice cream on the side with this piece of summer.

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  100. The only good thing about turning your house into a big oven is you're burning lot more calories by the minute. That's not too bad is it? :)

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  101. Un crumble fort séduisant !

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  102. at crumble looks so good! Crumbles are so worth the 30 minutes of oven time to enjoy the summer fruits. Besides you can serve it with a scoop of cool vanilla ice cream.

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  103. hey Rosa!
    Your crumble receipt is wonderful. I tried it and it is absolutely delicious!!! :)
    greetings from Vienna

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  104. Dear MIRIAM
    I am glad you liked this recipe! Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment! Cheers.

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  105. I love crumbles because they are so easy to make!

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