The perfect dessert for a cold winter day. Easy to make, pretty to look at and utterly delicious.
To make this recipe I used 10 fruits (apples and pears), sugar to taste, and a couple of cloves. To make the crumble mix I always allow for twice as much flour as butter, and then add a couple of spoons of sugar.
Peel and core the fruit and cook in a pan with a little water, the sugar and the cloves. While that is cooking, you can make the crumble mix. Drop the flour into a mixing bowl, and add the butter cut into cubes. Using your fingertips and quick light movements, rub the butter into the flour. When it is well mixed in, add some sugar.
Pop the cooked fruit into an oven dish, and sprinkle the crumble mix evenly over the top to hide the fruit.
Bake in a medium to hot oven until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream or custard.
An absolute staple of home and family cooking. And of course it works with lots of different fruit through the seasons. Through all the years raising my children and feeding our family, I couldn’t tell you how many crumbles I made, it was definitely one of our favourites.
How about you? If you had to list your three most often prepared family dishes, what would they be?