How to Make Fruit Crumble | Three Ways | Jamie Oliver

How to Make Fruit Crumble | Three Ways | Jamie Oliver

October 25, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hi guys, hope you’re well. So today we’re
gonna make a beautiful homemade crumble
three ways. Beautiful stewed fruit with a
crunchy, crispy topping. It’s an easy
go to dessert to make people very, very
happy. What I want to do is start off
really basic on the filling and then
really basic on the topping and then
just change it up three times to get you
all ready to go. So first up let’s start
with the humblest crumble ever, the great
British apple crumble. Now I grew up with
just Bramley apple crumbles. Delicious,
but what we want to do to achieve the
most appley delicious flavour and
texture is actually mix it up using
different eating apples. So we’ve got
this lovely mixture. Some big chunks, some
little chunks. You want to get a nice
splash of water in with the apples. Pan
on the heat and then I’m gonna add 150
grams of sugar, just a few strokes of
lemon zest. Really, really nice. So a
little lid on top give that five, six,
seven minutes and then when it’s a
little bit tender then we’ll get the
crumble topping on top and get it in the
oven. So when it comes to the beautiful
crumble topping it’s a really simple
recipe. Half fat to flour. I’m gonna use a
kilo of plain flour and then we’re gonna
use half as much butter so 500 grams . Why
am I making so much? So I can bag up the rest
and put it in the freezer and then
a month later, two months later you see
some fruit bang it together crumble on
top, in the oven and you’ve done the
dessert in no time at all. Bring this
together and then one about four to 500
grams of sugar, that’s golden caster
sugar. You could just take a little bit
of brown sugar. It gives like a crunch.
So muscovado sugar, it’s a little bit
liquoricey. You can do one, you can do a
mix, you can even put a bit of honey in
it. So mix that up, add some vanilla. So
you could use vanilla pods or paste. Now that
absolutely smells amazing now. So that’s
your basic, standard, easy-peasy crumble
topping and there you go. So I’ve got my
apple here sprinkle it on top. Beautiful.
So in the oven it goes at 180 degrees
Celsius which is 350 Fahrenheit for
about half an hour until golden and
bleeping and delicious. That’s your basic
apple crumble, let’s take it up a notch.
Let’s do a second version. Fruit combo. We
shouldn’t just think that fresh fruit is
the only way.
Frozen fruit is a game-changer. What I’ve
got here is berries and blackcurrant mix.
Whack a gas hob on, put a little bit
of water in a pan, add some sugar, just
about a hundred grams and then straight
in with the fruits. About a kilo. Just
half an orange in there. Let’s get a lid
on, bring it to the boil. Now as far as basic
crumble topping is concerned,
could we do anything to it to sort of
inflict even more deliciousness? And the
answer I think is yes. These are flaked
almonds. Crunch em up like that. I
absolutely love them. Let’s have a look
in here. It smells incredible and now we’ve
got a beautiful bramble crumble with an
almond and vanilla topping. Yes! Right so
this goes in the oven, half an hour again
until golden and crisp and then I can
show you potentially my favourite crumble
and this is a stone fruit crumble. Have a
look at this. So, I’ll show you what I’ve
done. I’ve just got beautiful stone fruit
like plums, nectarines, peaches, apricots.
You could use any combination you like.
Take the stone out, cut it in half
or quarters. I’ve sweetened this with
two things, one is some honey, beautiful and
two, I just got some strawberries and
grated it and it’s a really nice natural
way to sweeten. And that roasting for
about 20 minutes it just makes it jammy
and intense and delicious. And the other
thing I love, love, love to do is
beautiful porridge oats. So a nice handful
in like that. Just use your hands.
Porridge oats give it an incredible
flavour, a lovely texture and I
absolutely love it.
So this goes back in the oven for about
20 minutes – half an hour until golden and
delicious. Let’s let these cook and when
they’re all cooked up I’ll show you what
to do later. So, it’s that time where the
three crumbles are ready.
Beautiful, beautiful crumbles. Look at
them. Very exciting. Let’s go in with our
apple first. Come on! Very pleasing. I’m
gonna go for classic custard. Then we’re
gonna go for this beautiful brambles.
Look at that, look at the colour. Come on.
The smell is something else and I love
it when the ice cream starts to melt. Yes!
And last, but not least we’re gonna go
for the roasted stone fruit crumble.
Beautiful. Such amazing intense flavours.
Now, I get to have three mouthfuls of
three crumbles. Humble apple crumble. Mmm…
memories of school dinners. Good ones.
Good school dinners. Mrs Gilby, love
you! Amazing. And then we’ve got the frozen
fruit. To be able to go into a freezer and
grab some topping and some fruit and knock
out something that’s homely and like a
little hug. This is what we need in life
I think. mmm…. I love that. So good, completely
different.
Last but not least the roasted
fruit crumble. You know it kind of feels
a bit more grown-up, a bit more adulty I
suppose and what a wonderful way to
finish your meal. I might have to start from
the beginning again. I’m not sure if I
said everything correctly. I think it’s
just an amazing dessert that makes me
very happy and I hope you enjoy it too. So
until next time take care.