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Orchard Crumble

It's the time of year when clusters of ripe berries and fruits are popping up on fruit trees and bushes. If you have any in your garden you'll be racking your brains for innovative ways to use them all up and this crumble is a super easy and tasty way to do just that.

Served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream this is the perfect dessert to end dinner on a cold autumn night.

Enjoy, Gill X

Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Cooking Time:
30 minutes
Serves: 6


  • 350g apples
  • 100g elderberries
  • 70g brambles
  • 350g plums, stoned
  • 100g plus 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 150g butter, unsalted
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 100g chopped mixed nuts


    1. Preheat oven to 190C.
    2. Wash the fruit and chop the apples and stone and chop the plums. Add to a pan with 3 tbsp of the sugar and the water.  Heat until bubbling and the fruits have softened. This will take about 10 minutes. 
    3. Transfer the fruit mixture into a baking dish and allow to cool while you prepare the crumble.
    4.  To make the crumble, rub the butter into the flour until it resembles course breadcrumbs.  Add in and combine the remaining sugar and then the mixed nuts.  
    5. Sprinkle the crumble mix over the fruit and pop in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream or custard.