This recipe came from JP's great-aunt, Kay.


Serves 4

  • 1 lb 2 oz prepared fruit (about 4 cups) such as apple, rhubarb, plums or blackberries
  • ½ cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 5 oz self-raising flour (1¼ cups all-purpose flour mixed with 1¾ teaspoons baking powder)
  • 5½ tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 FH
  2. Coat the fruit with half the sugar and place in an ovenproof dish.
  3. To make the crumble (crumb topping), rub the flour and butter together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Fold in the rest of the sugar.
  4. Cover the fruit with the crumble and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes until golden brown.