Saturday, October 11, 2008

Winter Fruit Crumble

You will need about 2 pound (1 kg) of fresh fruit, cored and diced or sliced, to measure 6 cups for this warming dessert crumble. Recipe serves 6.


1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ounces (50 g) cold butter, chopped
6 cups cored, diced or sliced apples, pears, rhubarb or a combination
1/2 cup dried fruit medley, or sultanas
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons caster sugar
Thick cream or ice cream, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Place prepared fruit and fruit medley in a bowl. Add lemon juice and caster sugar; mix to combine. Pack into a lightly buttered 6-cup baking dish (or 6 x 1-cup individual ramekins). Sprinkle with crumb mixture and press lightly.
3. Bake 40-45 minutes (25-30 minutes for ramekins) until fruit is cooked and topping browned. Serve with ice cream or cream.

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