Time for Crumble

Saturday, August 16, 2008

There are quaint sayings about making lemonade,when given lemons. I literally had one of those moments when little e systematically took a bite of each apple on the fruit bowl. I knew it was time for crumble.

(I got excited about my new to me fruit bowls and took a photo well before the fruit was attacked)

My mum makes the best crumble. When I was about 16 she taught me how and I have been making it since. It is a matter of ratios and you can add pretty much any fruit that tastes good cooked. Take it from me, tamarillos* are good here.

For the ½ cup version, you will need:

Raw fruit (about 6 apples or maybe 4 apples and some tamarillos)**
½ cup flour
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup sugar (half brown, half white)
50g butter

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcious.

Peel, core and slice fruit. Place in an oven proof dish that fits the fruit, say 20cm round.. If the fruit is tart add sugar to sweeten.

Mix together dry ingredients. Grate the butter and add to the dry ingredients. Saving a little to sprinkle over the top.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until fruit is cooked.

This version serves about 4-5. If you have more people to feed, increase the quantities i.e ¾ cup of dry ingredients and more fruit.

*If you are wondering about the tamarillos, they are the purple egg shaped fruit just below the mini pumpkin.

**Harder fruit like quince, taste great but will need to be precooked.

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  1. We'll be coming into crumble season in England soon with all the autumn apples and blackberries to look forward to but my husband (English) doesn't approve of rolled oats in his crumble and I (Canadian) think it's essential. I always win and put them in an he never complains.

  2. Oh Yum! I wish I had a big bowl of that right now!

  3. your bowls are gorgeous and that fruit looks so yummy!

  4. Oh I am dying here reading about tamarillo crumble! I would do ANYTHING for some tamarillos! They just don't have them here in the US. I did find them in Walmart one time, but they were something like two dollars each! (And were from NZ!). Crazy! I'm not paying that much. So I hope it tasted as good as it looks. Boo Hoo for me, right? lol! I remember slicing them up in NZ when I was young, and putting some sugar in the bowl with them, leaving them overnight and yum-o! Have them with ice-cream the next day, or just sneak them out of the fridge all by themselves. Can't go wrong with tamarillos!


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