There is definitely something about having a warm pudding on a cold and frosty day! Warm fruit crumbles do just the trick! It is so easy to make and tastes delicious. This plum and pear crumble is full of autumn flavours. Definitely serve hot with some cream or even on its own, straight out the oven!!
8 Ripe Pears
Sugar for Sprinkling
1 Cup Self Rising Flour
3 Oat Biscuits (I used Hobnobs)
Just under ½ Cup Butter- Make sure it is at room temperature and cut into cubes
½ Cup Sugar
Cut the pears and plums into chunks, not too small or they will disintegrate when baked. Arrange the cut fruit into a baking dish. Sprinkle some sugar all over the top of the fruit; do be careful on the amount you sprinkle as the fruit will also have natural sugar.
To make the Crumble:
Take the flour, sugar and butter and mix gently with your fingers. The trick with the crumble is to ensure you do the mixing with your fingertips and gently rub the butter against the flour and sugar to form a crumbly texture. Once you have formed the crumble, crush the oat biscuits into the crumble and again mix with your fingers.
Sprinkle the crumble all over the fruit and bake in a preheated oven at 190c for approximately ½ hr-40 minutes.
You will see the top of the crumble changing golden in colour. To check whether the fruit has cooked, just put a spoon inside the crumble and gently move it to see if the fruit has become soft and the juices released. If you find that the fruit is still hard then return the dish back into the oven and cook until the fruit is cooked. If the top of the crumble is getting darker then just place a piece of tin foil loosely on top to prevent the crumble getting too dark on top. Once the fruit is soft and there are juices releasing, take it out from the oven straight away and serve hot! Yum!