Berry Good Low-Fat Crumble

Saturday, 15 December 2012

This year has been a bit of a disappointment in our allotment due to the drought followed by flooding. Our strawberry patch was mostly drowned out but we luckily managed to pick and freeze a few batches before the deluge. The raspberries in our garden thrived despite the weather which meant we have lots of frozen raspberries too. I love being able to consume homegrown fruit and veg through the winter thus limiting our spend on food shopping and also knowing its chemical free. Anyway, we had family over recently and so a quick crumble seemed like a great idea for dessert. This recipe uses much less sugar and butter compared to the standard recipes which is just what your waistline needs to offset yuletide sins.

300g plain flour
125g caster sugar
150g unsalted butter
500g berries and plums

Heat the oven to 180C. Mix the flour, sugar and butter together into a crumbly consistency. Grease the baking dish with butter. Place the berries/fruit in the baking dish and cover with the crumble mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Serve hot with ice-cream. Nom nom nom! Have you got your own variations of a traditional crumble recipe? Ann x


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