Fruit jumble crumble recipe
- 2 small pears
- 1 small apple
- 3 plums
- 1/2 packet of plain biscuits (I usually use scotch fingers and then don’t worry about putting in any extra sugar into the crumble mix)
- 1/2 cup plain oats
- 3 tablespoons LSA (a mix of ground linseed, sunflower and almond kernels), optional
- 50g butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
- zest of one lemon (optional)
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 4 tbsp water
Peel the pears and apple and dice into cubes around 1cm x 1cm (the smaller the easier for the kids to eat).
Place in a small saucepan with the white sugar and water, cook slowly with a lid on until the fruit is soft. This will take approximately 10 minutes. Remove from the saucepan and into a bowl.
Dice the plums into cubes the same size as the apple and pear, mix into the cooked fruit and set aside.
To make the crumble topping:
Crush the biscuits into pieces approximately the size of the fruit or smaller (try using the rolling pin and smash the packet before opening! Good for tension release!)
Place the biscuits crumbs in a mixing bowl and add the oats, LSA, melted butter, cinnamon and lemon zest. Mix well until all is combined. Set aside.
To assemble the crumble, using a spoon, carefully place the fruit mix into the glasses until it reaches halfway, include any juice from the cooking process, until all fruit is evenly distributed.
Then fill your glasses with crumble mix.
Bake in a moderate oven until the top is golden brown (approximately 10 minutes).
Serve warm with whipped cream, ice cream or yoghurt.
- Make sure you use heat-proof individual glasses or cups for baking.
- You can assemble the crumbles ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for up to three days. Before baking, bring them to room temperature to avoid your glasses or cups from breaking.
- Other fruits which can be used include: rhubarb, strawberries, bananas, apricots, peaches, cherries, figs, dates, mango and pineapple. Just bear in mind the softness of the fruit means less initial cooking time or if any time at all. (ie mangoes won’t need to be cooked first, just chopped and placed in the glass/cup).
- You can also use other ingredients to flavor your fruit crumble to avoid adding sugar. For example: sultanas are naturally sweet and work really well with bananas, rhubarb and apricots. The combinations are endless! Happy jumbling!