I love crumble, for its simplicity & versatility..It can be made with any of your favorite fruit or a combination of fruits..Another thing I love about crumbles is that you don`t have to wait for it to chill or set..Just mix `em, bake `em & eat `em!!
This time I paired my favorite fruit apples with a fruit I like even more – strawberries!! You can either cook the filling like I did or if short of time, skip this cooking part. Just layer the filling ings & top with the topping & bake!

Strawberry and Apple Crumble

Ethnicity – English

For the filling

  • About 20 -25 strawberries (remove the stalk & chop roughly into chunks)
  • 2 apples (peel, core & chop into chunks)
  • a pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp water

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup oats (i used quaker)
  • 1/2 cup or a little less plain flour
  • 4 tbsp cold butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

To serve

  • Vanilla ice cream or cream (optional)

For the filling

  1. Cook all the ingredients under filling till the fruits are soft but not mushy. This will take about 5-7 mins. You do not need to add much water as the strawberries will leave their juices giving it a nice juicy texture. I added a tad more water than I mentioned above as I like it a bit moist & saucy!
  2. Transfer the filling onto a greased oven proof dish to form the bottom layer.

For the topping

  1. In a wide bowl add in the flour, oats, brown sugar & mix lightly. Add the butter & mix lightly till they resemble bread crumbs.


  1. Top the filling with the oats topping and press gently so that the top is neat and even.
  2. Bake in a pre – heated oven @ 180 C for 25 mins – the top is firm & slightly brown & the filling is bubbly.
  3. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream.


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