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Fruit Crumble Recipe    Veg  HT   CD DP    British 50mins

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450g/1lb Fresh Fruit e.g. apple, plum, cherry

Sugar to taste


For the Crumble

100g/4oz Flour

50g/2oz Butter

75g/3oz Sugar




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and grease an ovenproof dish.


2. Prepare the fruit by washing, peeling, stoning or coring if necessary and cutting into large chunks. Place in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water. Sprinkle over the sugar (according to how sweet the fruit is) and cook over a low heat for 5-15 minutes depending on what fruit is used.


If using soft fruit such as raspberries, do not add the water.


3. In a bowl, rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar and mix well.


4. Place the fruit in the greased ovenproof dish and top with half the crumble mixture pressing firmly. Add the remaining crumble mixture and bake in the oven for 25 minutes until crisp and golden brown.   Serve hot or cold.


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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


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