Nutritionist and mum-of-two Georgine Leung joins us and shares some top tips and a delicious recipe for fruity crumble…
Autumn is an excellent time to harvest plenty of local and seasonal fruit in the UK. Apart from eating them fresh or served up with your favourite pudding, they are delicious in crumbles too. The crumble could be made a day in advance and is a great way to get yourself prepared for play dates and dinner parties.
Did you know? The proportions for crumble always go by 1:2:1 for butter, flour and sugar.
25g butter, cut into cubes
50g plain flour
200g cut fruit and/or berries
30g almond flakes, optional
To make the crumble, rub in the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar.
Line an ovenproof dish with sliced fruit and/or berries.
Sprinkle the fruit with the crumble and optional almond flakes. Place in oven until the top turns golden brown (around 15-20 minutes).
4 medium servings. Why not try with a dollop of crème fraîche or ice cream?
Per 100g: Energy 980kJ 234kcal | Fat 12g of which saturates 4.4g | Carbohydrate 26g of which sugars 13g | Fibre 4.1g | Protein 4.3g | Salt 0g
Per portion (85g): Energy 813kJ 195kcal | Fat 9.7g of which saturates 3.7g | Carbohydrate 22g of which sugars 11g | Fibre 3.4g | Protein 3.6g | Salt 0g
- If you’d like to soften the fruit beforehand, stew the fruit in 1 tablespoon of sugar and 200ml water on medium heat for around 10 minutes.
- For the extra crunch, try using frozen fruit as it gives a firmer texture.
Picture and recipe credit: Georgine Leung