Gooseberry crumble

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make the most of a seasonal yield with a comforting crumble bake - a crunchy, buttery topping and fruity filling

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal483
  • fat18.5g
  • saturates11.2g
  • carbs73.7g
  • sugars43.7g
  • fibre5.8g
  • protein5.6g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 500g gooseberry, topped and tailed
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  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 75g demerara sugar
  • 85g salted butter, chilled

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.Toss the gooseberries with the caster sugar, spread in the bottom of a medium ovenproof baking dish with 2 tbsp water.

  2. To make the crumble, put the flour, butter and a big pinch of salt in a bowl. Rub together with your fingertips until you have a rough breadcrumb texture. Mix in the demerera sugar.

  3. Scatter the crumble topping evenly over the gooseberries. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until top is pale golden and crunchy and the gooseberries bubbling. You can also give the crumble a quick flash under a hot grill to give the top an extra browning if you like.

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Comments (5)

beamsville's picture
5

Excellent; I'd make this again, but would DOUBLE the crumble. I also tried adding some oats, which I think worked well. Serve with vanilla ice cream :)

e-diva's picture
5

I had a glut of gooseberries so I doubled all the ingredients (we too like a lot of crumble). It was absolutely delicious and even my husband ("I don't like gooseberries!") went back for seconds.

clairiem's picture
5

It is what it is, a good, old fashioned gooseberry crumble! The level of sweetness was just right (there was still a hint of shaprness from the gooseberries). We like a lot of crumble topping so I did one and a half times the amount of topping.

basandy's picture
5

Sorry forgot to rate

basandy's picture
5

Excellent recipe, brought back lots of nice childhood memories. Nice simple recipe that was not too sweet.

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