A warming, simple and delicious dessert. And a perfect opportunity to get out on a nice crisp walk and pick up some of natures free food to cook up and enjoy on these beautiful autumn days.
- 300g Fruit of your choice (if you don’t have scales then enough to cover the bottom on whatever dish you are using!)
- 300g or 1 cup Plain flour
- 200g or 2/3 cup Butter (or a vegan spread)
- 3tbsp Sugar (plus a little extra to mix in with the fruit)
- 150g or 1/2 cup Oats
- 1/2tsp Mixed spice or cinnamon
- Vegan custard or ice cream to serve
- Forage (or shop) for some seasonal fruits. We’ve chosen elderberries, blackberries and apples that we have handpicked locally.
- Clean, cut and cook the fruits. Cook them lightly on the hob with a spoonful of sugar or two (depending how sweet you like it).
- Mix the flour and butter together in a bowl, crumbling between your fingers, until it reaches a breadcrumb consistency. (Add more flour if it looks to wet and butter if it’s too dry).
- Add sugar, oats and spice and mix.
- Spread the fruit evenly into an oven dish. If you’re parked awkwardly somewhere in a van this can be tricky, so it might be worth getting the spirit level out!
- Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top. We like to top ours off with a little extra sugar and oats.
- Cook in the oven for around 25 minutes, or in our little oven it was more like 40 minutes! Basically, until the topping starts to harden and go golden brown.
- Serve up and enjoy!!