Fruit Crumble

As per my previous blog post ‘A Hedgerow Feast’ I have provided below my recipe for a fruit crumble, which is a great way to use up any fruits that you may have, or any fruit you may have collected in the hedgerows such as brambles/blackberries.



Choose whatever fruit you want. I often have a selection of frozen fruits such as blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, redcurrant and then there is the fresh rhubarb, apples, pears, plums and strawberries that make a wonderful crumble too. Mix combinations together such as rhubarb and strawberry and you will be surprised at how good it is.


170 g of Plain Flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
100 g of butter cold and diced into cubes
5 tablespoons of Demerara sugar
4 tablespoons of caster or granulated sugar
Enough fruit to put a good layer into a pie dish

Heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade

Place a good layer of fruit into the bottom of a pie dish, sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons of the caster/granulated sugar.

Place the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the cubes of butter and rub together until it resembles fine bread crumbs.

Add the sugars and mix with a spoon until combined. Layer the crumble topping onto the fruit.

Place into the oven for around about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.


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Emily Glancy

Broadcaster, Author, Writer and Business woman Slightly obsessed with food, health, current affairs and travel. Have far too many interests to list, so I will not bore you. Have a Christian faith and a heart to help others when it is in my power to do so. My saying in life is 'You have only failed if you quit... If you don't quit then you have not failed.'

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