A Recipe For Fruit Crumble

A Recipe For Fruit Crumble

I love recipes that save food from being wasted and below is one of my favourites. Whenever I find I have a few pieces of fruit that didn't get eaten quickly enough, I turn them into this delicious dessert. Hot stewed fruit topped with a sweet crumble is hard to resist!

This recipe for fruit crumble is quick to make and easy to adapt depending on what you have going spare. Fruit that's past its best can be turned into something you're excited to eat again. Apples, pears, peaches, and berries all taste particularly delicious when topped with the nutty oat crumble. Just chop off the bruises and cook them up.


100g rolled oats
50g raw nuts, walnuts or pecans are good
or sub for 50g nut butter
50g pitted dates
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp water
1 tsp cinnamon, optional
1 tsp ginger, optional
500g approx. fruit, berries, apples, pears, or peaches work well


Pre-heat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

Roughly chop your fruit, leaving the skins on. Save a handful for blending with a little maple syrup, then mix through the chopped fruit and place in a dish. If your fruit is particularly tough and you'd like to sweeten it up, or you just prefer a more oozy filling you can stew the fruit before baking.

To stew your fruit, roughly chop and place in a pan with a little water and some sugar. I like the taste of sharp fruit against the sweet crumble so I only add 1-2 tbsp of sugar but you can add more to taste. Keep stirring and adding water when the pan gets dry, until the fruit is stewed. I keep a little fruit to add back in before baking for a chunkier filling.

Blend together the oats, nuts, and dates. If you prefer a chunky crumble, save a handful of the oats to add back into the mix at the end.

Once you had a relatively fine mixture, add in the maple syrup, water, and cinnamon. Pulse together until everything is mixed well. You should have a clumpy mixture with chewy clusters.

Place the fruit in a pan and top with the crumble.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the fruit has stewed and the crumble has browned.

Allow to cool before serving.

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