Recipe 9: Fresh Fruit Crumble


**serves 6

2 medium peaches - stones removed and sliced

1 apple - peeled, cored and sliced

1 pear - peeled, cored and sliced

75g (3 oz) blueberries

75g (3 oz) cherries - stones removed and sliced

2 small plums - stones removed and sliced

1 egg

150g (5 oz) caster sugar

4 tablespoons semi skimmed milk

100g (4 oz) plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

30g (1 oz) butter, melted


Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease a 2 litre baking dish.

Arrange the peaches, apple, pear, blueberries, cherries and plums in the prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, beat egg, sugar and milk. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Stir in vanilla and melted butter. Cover the fruit with the batter.

Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. The crumble should be bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm.