Olwyn can’t have enough of this. You can use any combination of fruit, but here is a recipe based on apple and summer fruits.

  • Three large Bramley cooking apples
  • 250g frozen mixed summer fruit (very reasonable in Tesco’s freezer section!)
  • Sugar

For the topping:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 75g butter
  • 100g demerara sugar
  • 50g porridge oats

Peel and chop the apples and put in a saucepan with a dash of water and a sprinkle of sugar. Cook gently for 5 minutes to soften. Transfer to a pie dish or similar and add the berries. Mix gently.

Now make the topping. In a blender, whizz the butter and flour for a few seconds. Add the sugar and oats and whizz briefly to mix. Shake over the fruit to make a crust. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190C for 30  minutes.

Serve with creme fraiche, ice cream or custard.

Alternative fruits are rhubarb, apple and blackberry, cherry, peach and pecan nuts, pear and spices…anything goes. Probably not banana, although someone is bound to tell me it can be done.

Crumble recipe