Fruity Christmas Crumble

Sometimes the simplest things give the greatest pleasure and a simple fruit crumble always pleases me. I often experiment with different fruits and different topping mixes and I’d like to share my Fruity Christmas Crumble…


2 Medium Bramley Apples

1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Fruity Mincemeat ( Or any Mincemeat)

For the topping:

100g Plain Flour

50g Oatmeal

50g Butter, very cold

50g Demerara Sugar

1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger


Peel and roughly chop the apples and add them to a pan with the lemon juice and syrup. Heat until slightly soft but not pulpy. Add the mincemeat and then tip into a pie dish.

Rub the butter, lightly into the flour and oatmeal until resembling chunky breadcrumbs. Then stir in the sugar and ground ginger. Crumble the topping over the fruity mixture and bake in a medium oven until the topping is golden brown. Enjoy served with custard or cream for Afternoon Tea, dessert, supper or even at breakfast served with a spoonful of natural yoghurt – sounds good to me!



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