Crumble

Crumble
Prep 1 hour
Cook 30 minutes
Serves 6

It’s amazing the versatility of this dish. You can choose almost any fruit you like. I have tried apples, berries, and a mixture of the two, as well as apricots and all are delicious.

Details are below on my preferred method to stew fruit. If you make too much just freeze it for later, you can add the fruit to muffins or have it with yoghurt.

I have over the years adjusted the butter in this recipe so if your flour is struggling to look like breadcrumbs then add an extra 10 – 20g.

I love this recipe as I get to use my hands to make everything. Sure there’s the mess and the fact your nose will start to itch as soon as you start rubbing in the butter it’s all worth it.

Because we have been on a bit of an apple craze lately, the pink ladies in the fridge are going in a crumble!

Enjoy experimenting with this dessert. #datewithmykitchen

Servings

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Ingredients

Amount
Ingredient
2
cup
Stewed fruit (such as apples, pears or berries)
2
tbsp
Brown sugar
3/4
cup
All-purpose flour
1
tsp
Baking powder
90
gm
Butter
1/2
cup
Sugar

Method

1.

Preheat the oven to 210°C/ 190˚C fan-forced. 

2.

To stew fruit place diced fruit in a medium saucepan and only just cover with water. Bring to boil then lower temperature to simmer. The fruit will reduce down and is ready when the fruit is soft all the way through. You can then strain the fruit or continue to reduce down until barely any water is left.

3.

Place the stewed fruit in an ovenproof dish (mine is about 500ml) and sprinkle with the brown sugar. 

4.

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

5.

Stir the sugar into the flour breadcrumbs.

6.

Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the fruit. I lke to make some bigger clumps and have smaller crumbs.

7.

Bake for 30 minutes or until pale golden. Check at 20 minutes and give it a spin.

8.

Serve with cream or custard or both!