Lorna's Tasty Treats

Fruit Crumble

Makes a large dish which will serve 6 people generously.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 35 minutes in total

Bowl: Use a deep round oven-proof dish of about 22cm / 9 inch diameter

Oven temperature: 165 / 170 degrees C



Any of the following fruit: [I tend to freeze seasonal fresh fruit from the garden and use as needed]

Mixture of blackberries and raspberries and apple or

Rhubarb, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces or

Apples peeled and thinly sliced


6oz. / 150 g. self-raising flour

Generous pinch of cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and salt [optional]

3oz. / 75 g. soft margarine or butter

3oz. / 75g. soft light brown sugar

Handful of porridge oats

Granulated sugar to sweeten fruit add to taste



1. Put the prepared fruit into a large, deep round oven-proof dish to three-quarter fill it.

2. Sprinkle with granulated sugar around 2 tablespoons  - cover dish and microwave on full power for 4 minutes to partially cook. Stir gently with a spoon, taste and adjust for sweetness. [Rhubarb will require extra sugar]

3. Put the flour and spices into a mixing bowl, add the margarine or butter and flake in with fingers until fully combined.

4. Add the sugar, mix thoroughly with your fingers, then add the porridge oats and mix again. Put this on top of the fruit in the dish.

5. Put in the oven for around 25 minutes. The top should be lightly browned.


Serve with either cream, custard or ice cream


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