Why not make all three fruit crumbles and put on a crumble party buffet for family on New Year's Eve?

Fruit crumble is the perfect treat at any time. The only thing that is more nurturing and delicious than a steamy hot crumble straight from the oven would be three crumbles all at once. Turn your evening into a crumble party buffet!

As always, thank bees for pollinating these luscious fruits and for so graciously sharing their precious honey with us.

Watch this 5:27-minute video by world-renowned super chef Jamie Oliver, and he will show you how easy it is to make all three. Hint: make enough crumble topping for three crumbles all at once, then divide and sprinkle it over the various fruit crumble themes. Easy-peasy!



Humble Apple Crumble

1.5 Kilograms of mixed apples (eating apples as well as the classic Bramley)

150 g golden caster sugar

1 lemon for zest

50 g unsalted cold butter

100 g plain flour

Drizzle of honey (optional)

STEPS: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. FRUIT: Peel, core, quarter and chop apple into bite size pieces. Put them into a saucepan with a splash of water at medium heat with 100 g of the sugar and some grated lemon zest. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the apples soften. Remove from heat and leave to cool. CRUMBLE: Cube the butter and put with flour in a mixing bowl. Rub them together with fingers until it is like breadcrumbs. Add the remaining sugar for a bit of texture and honey if using. Pour apples into a baking dish (25cm x 30 cm) and sprinkle the crumble over top. Bake in the oven 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Serve with vanilla custard if you wish.

Frozen Berry & Almond Crumble

1 Kilogram mixed frozen berries and cherries, like bramble berries, blueberries, black currants

100 g sugar (a blend of golden caster, soft brown and demerara sugars is delightful)

½ an orange

50 g unsalted cold butter

100 g plain flour

100 g flaked almonds

STEPS: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. FRUIT: Pour frozen berries into a pan with a splash of water and half the sugar at medium heat. Squeeze half the orange juice and cook 5-8 minutes or until sugar dissolves and fruit softens. Remove from heat and let cool. CRUMBLE: Cube the butter and rub together with the flour in a mixing bowl with our fingers until it is like breadcrumbs. Then stir in almonds and rest of the sugar. Pour the berry mixture into a baking dish (25cm x 30cm) and sprinkle the crumble topping on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crunchy and golden. Delicious with vanilla ice cream.

Roasted Stone Fruit Crumble

1 Kilogram of stone fruit like red or yellow plums, nectarines, peaches, apricots

500 g strawberries, hulled

150 g soft brown sugar

1 orange, zest and juice

4 sprigs of lemon verbena (optional)

100 g plain flour

100 g unsalted cold butter

3 pieces stem ginger, chopped

100 g rolled oats

Honey drizzle

STEPS: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. FRUIT: Trim, destone, slice fruits into large chunks, place on a roasting tray. Hull and add strawberries with 50 g sugar, orange zest and juice and lemon verbena if using it. Roast for 20 minutes until syrupy and softened. CRUMBLE: Use your fingers to lightly rub flour into the butter until mixture is crumbly. Chop and stir in the ginger, oats and the remaining sugar (Can be done in a food processor if you prefer). Sprinkle topping over the fruit and bake 20-30 minutes until fruit bubbles up and the top is golden.

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