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Summer Fruit Crumble

Summer dessert is made easy with this delicious summer fruit crumble with strawberries, cherries and blueberries, use any berries you like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword crumble, summer berries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 321kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Rinse your berries, prepare by removing stalks/stones and slice them up. Place them in a large pie dish or ceramic oven dish.
  • Sprinkle the fruit with the granulated sugar.
  • In another bowl, measure out the plain flour, then cube the cold butter and add it in with the flour.
  • Using your fingertips, lightly rub the butter into the flour until it has the texture of medium-fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the demerara sugar.
  • Sprinkle your crumble topping over the fruit in your dish, as evenly as you can.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top of the crumble is golden and the juices start to ooze out of the fruit around the sides of the dish,

Notes

Variations
Switch the fruit – use all strawberries for a delicious strawberry crumble, a combination of rhubarb and strawberries for rhubarb and strawberry crumble, chopped apple and strawberries for apple and strawberry crumble, all raspberries for a deliciously tart raspberry crumble, or include some chopped apple and make apple and raspberry crumble, or use all kinds of summer berries for a tasty berry crumble.
Add some rolled oats (porridge oats) and your favourite chopped nuts (pecans, hazelnuts, almonds are tasty) in with the crumble topping for added crunch.
Frozen fruit – you can certainly make crumble using frozen berries. To avoid water being released as the berries defrost, try not to leave the fruit out for too long before cooking the crumble, as this could make the dish watery and soggy.
Recipe Tips
  • Make sure you use your butter direct from the fridge, cold. If you rub soft butter into flour you’ll end up with a stodgy mess.
  • Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, lightly until the mixture resembles the texture of coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit in your dish so it remains light and not too heavy.
  • The crumble topping is ready when it turns golden.
  • Another sign your summer crumble is ready to come out of the oven is when you can see the juices from the berries oozing out of the sides of the dish from underneath.
  • If you include strawberries, they can lose some of their vivid red colour during cooking and turn light pink, this is just an effect from cooking them, they’ll still taste amazing!

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg