Sunday, 2 August 2009

Fruit Crumble - Apple, Blackberry & Cherry - basic recipe

Having just got back from a short break, I began tidying the garden (!) and found a handful of ripe blackberries and naturally, couldn't waste them. I also had a few apples left in the fruit bowl, that were just about ready to cook (or throw!) and adding some dark cherries I had in the freezer - made this basic and very quick fruit crumble:

Ingredients: (Serves 4) Crumble Mix:
4ozs. SR Flour (or plain)
2 ozs Demerara Sugar
2 ozs. (hard) Butter

Place all ingredients in the food processor and whizz till 'crumbed'.

Then butter a small ovenproof dish and place the following fruit in:
4 apples - peeled, cored and cut into chunks
Handful of Blackberries
Handful of Sainsbury's Dark Sweet Cherries (frozen - - and stoneless)

Pour your crumble mix on top, shake the dish so that it's even throughout and fill crumble mix to almost the top of your dish.

Bake at 180/190 C - until the crumble mix. is golden and juice is starting to bubble through to the top : 1/2 - 3/4 hr should do - but check to see if golden and cooked through first.

The amount of fruit isn't really crucial - though lots of cherries is good!
Serve (preferably) hot with cream or custard.

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