I was out for a walk last Saturday and stumbled across a country lane with a flurry of blackberries, so I had to pick them. Half of the pickings came home with me and the rest were munched along the way :-). I had intended to make a crumble so I had cooking apples in stock. I tried to make it healthy-ish by using lower fat produce. I hadn’t made crumble before and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was.
It was yummy and needless to say didn’t last very long.
4 tablespoons splenda or sweetner
3 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
4 plums, peeled, cored and sliced
75g blackberries or autumn fruit
100g low fat butter (I used flora light)
50g golden caster sugar
50ml of water
1. Pre-heat the oven at 190 degrees celsius/gas mark 5.
2. Add the sliced apple and plums to a baking dish and sprinkle with the splenda and water and soft in the microwave for about 5 minutes on high.
3. In the meantime in a bowl make the crumble topping by adding the flour and butter and mixing together with your fingers lightly until it resembles breadcrumb. Stir in the caster sugar and oats.
4. Once the fruit has softened, add the berries and cook for another 2 minutes in the microwave. Remove and cover with the crumble mixture.
5. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes. If it doesn’t brown on top stick it under the grill for a couple of minutes. Serve with custard or vanilla ice-cream.
Note: if you don’t like the idea of using the microwave you can just soften them in a saucepan instead. You could add cinnamon to the crumble mixture also.