Fruit crumble recipe
I love fruit and I love an old fashioned pudding, so a fruit crumble really is one of my favourite puddings. We are steered away from sugary puddings when trying to follow healthy eating advice but I eat healthily most of the time and I exercise so I don't worry about having a sugary pudding every now and again. I think a home made pudding is much better for you than one made in a factory with lots of ingredients, and I have used some wholemeal flour, oats and seeds, plus lots of fruit, in this recipe, and these are healthy ingredients. The oats and seeds make the topping a little drier, but I like the texture they give.
Ingredients - serves 4-6
- 75g of wholemeal plain flour.
- 75g of plain flour.
- 75g of butter.
- 60g of castor sugar plus an extra one and half tablespoons.
- 40g oats.
- 30g mixed seeds (optional).
- 300g of frozen summer berries or similar.
- Four eating apples (good for using up the ones at the end of the fruit bowl). They don't all soften the same amount if they are different varieties but that adds to textures!
- Heat the oven to 185 degrees C.
- Weigh out the two flours into a food processor bowl.
- Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the bowl.
4. Process for about 10-20 seconds until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumb.
5. If you don't have a food processor, rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
6. Sprinkle the oats and seeds on top of the mixture and stir in evenly.
7. Sprinkle over a tablespoon of water and give a quick stir. It will stick together some of the topping to give a more interesting texture.
8. Peel and chop the apples and place them into an ovenproof dish about 20cm in diameter.
9. Add the frozen berries and mix thoroughly.
10. Add the topping and bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the apples are soft and the topping has browned a little.
Serve with yoghurt, custard, cream, ice-cream or on its own, whatever you prefer.