Monday, 22 August 2011

Fruit Crumble

Fruit Crumble

Inspired by: numerous church fundraising cookbooks on my mother's shelf

We needed something to make for dessert as one of my mother's friends was coming to dinner

I used:
large can of canned pears (500g?)
handful of pitted prunes
handful of dried apricots
1 cup rolled oats (if appropriate to your GF diet) or rolled rice/corn flakes
1 cup gluten free self raising flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
handful of chopped walnuts
125g dairy free margarine
2 Tbs corn flour (gluten free)

What I did:
Preheat oven to 180C.
Drain the pears and keep the juice in a separate container. In a heat proof dish (25cmx15cm and ideally more than 5cm high), arrange the pears with the apricots and prunes so that the fruit covers the bottom of the dish.
In a medium saucepan on medium heat, combine the pear juice with the cornflour, stirring so that it does not burn or stick to the bottom.Once the sauce thickens to the consistency of glue, take off the heat (turn off the element), and pour the sauce over the fruit.
In a separate bowl combine oats (or equivalent), flour, sugar, walnuts and margarine and mix together with a spoon or fork to form a crumble, making sure all the dry ingredients are well mixed. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the fruit and sugar sauce and bake for 30mins or until the crumble is light brown on top. The crumble sauce may bubble, so if you don’t have a deep dish, consider putting a tray beneath your dish.

Comments after eating Fruity crumble!
If you like things sweet you can always add sugar to the pear juice syrup, and I intended to add cinnamon to the crumble but I forgot. It tasted very nice though and I enjoyed it a lot, even more surprisingly as I am not a crumble person at all!
 Apologies for the poor quality of the photo here. The above photo is of a more recent attempt with Anzac biscuit crumble instead of actual crumble. Still tastes good!

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