05 August 2012

Rhubarb & Berry Crumble


I love fruit crumbles and sometimes like to treat my family to one on a Sunday night before the working week begins. You can use so many different fruits in a crumble and it is a great way of using up leftover fruit. So forget plain old rhubarb or apple crumble and get creative. Pears, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apricots, blackcurrants, raspberries, plums, gooseberries, mango............

You can also get creative with the crumble topping too. Use my basic crumble topping then add oats, raisins, chocolate chips, dried apricots, cranberries, muesli or even spices like cinnamon or ginger (just not all at once).

Before we get to the recipe, do you know that I am now writing family recipes for Baby Centre UK? I am posting new recipes every Friday. I have my own profile page, with a list of the recipes I have posted so far. Please do come by and leave a comment or two. The readers are still a bit nervous of leaving comments, so come over and show them how it is done.





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And now back to the recipe.


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Rhubarb & Berry Crumble
A sumptuous fruit crumble that is so easy to make. A great way to use leftover fruit. You can easily make this vegan by using vegan margarine instead of butter.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 stalks rhubarb, cut into chunks
  • 100g strawberries
  • 200g raspberries
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 200g butter, cubed
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.2. Gently cook the rhubarb for a few minutes in a little boiling water until starting to soften.3. Mix the flour and demerara sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub between your fingers until it is the texture of breadcrumbs4. Drain the rhubarb and mix with the other berries. Pour into a large ovenproof dish and sprinkle with the caster sugar.5. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the fruit and bake for approximately 30 minutes until golden and bubbling.
Details
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Yield: Makes 1 fruit crumble

 

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on writing for Baby Centre UK. I'll go over and take a look.
    Nothing is more delicious in the summer than fruit crisps and crumbles. I love them all...but rhubarb is a favorite.

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    1. I am a real sucker for rhubarb too Barbara :)

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  2. I'm really loving rhubarb lately also! Lovely looking crumble, I'll be making them soon when we're in warmer weather :)

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    1. Well our weather isn't so good, but this is definitely comforting on a miserable day.

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  3. I LOVE rhubarb in a crumble, it just seems to make everything right in the world. Don't know how or why but it just does. Lovely crumble and now I am craving a big old bowlful for myself!

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    1. I agree with you Chele. I love rhubarb season :)

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  4. yum - it is well and truly crumble season here and I love this - I like to make desserts when I find time - seems to be the odd occasion these days!

    That sounds great to be doing the baby centre website - will try and pop over

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    1. It is always strange to think you are having winter when we are in summer, although come to think about it, I bet our weather is similar just now.

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  5. I love a good crumble and rhubarb is definitely my favourite. I add some oats to the crumble and it gives it a lovely flapjack quality.

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    1. I usually do that too CC, I am not sure why I didn't this time, maybe I was running out.

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  6. I'm with you on loving crumble - so tasty and easy to make. I definitely ought to do it more often. The only crumbles we ever had when I was younger were apple or rhubarb. I can't imagine what my mum would say if I turned up with a mixed fruit crumble - I know it'd be delicious though!

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    1. Hehe, my mum too probably, no actually my dad. My mum would probably love it.

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  7. I love crumbles Jacqueline and this look delicious!

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  8. Oh I so have to make this!I love crumbles and your fruit choices look so good :)Love rhubarb!!!

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  9. I have yet to make a crumble :)

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    1. Oh, you must Tandy, you really must!

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  10. What a crumble! these rainy days are long and boring for my young children; when the rain stops we go out to look at snails and collect blackberries which are perfect for a crumble!! I have been visiting the baby centre UK site where your Friday recipes are posted, I will leave a comment now.

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    1. Thanks for visitng my baby centre posts and leaving a comment, I really appreciate it :)

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  11. I LOVE crumble - probably my favourite dessert. I always have to hide the rhubarb though as hubs says he doesn't like it.......men!!

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    1. My hubby was the same, but I mixed it with strawberries and didn't tell him. He enjoyed it and now doesn't mind it so much. You have to be sneaky Beth :)

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  12. A lovely crumble recipe. It is always good to see what everyone else puts in this pudding. I love how it can reflect the seasons and works for pretty much any fruits. I love your mixture of rhubarb, raspberry & strawberry.........so summery :)x

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    1. You are so right, it works all year round, with cream, custard or ice cream. Mmmmmmm!

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  13. what a terrific combination of fruits! i don't know who first decided to take a bite out of rhubarb, but i'm glad she did. :)

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  14. What a truly lovely crumble! I love the combo of rhubarb with berries!

    I love to serve hot Devon Ambrosia custard all over it! Double yum!

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    1. Mmmmmm, that would be good Sophie :)

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