Apple, pear, blackberry and pecan crumble

Mike Robinson's delicious autumn fruit crumble is lower in fat, but still full on in flavour
By Mike Robinson
Apple, pear, blackberry and pecan crumble
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 50 g margarine, low-fat
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 400 g pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100 g blackberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 vanilla pods
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 50 ml dark rum, spiced
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche, to serve

For the crumble topping:

  • 100 g margarine, low-fat (e.g. Olivio) - at room temperature
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 100 g pecans, crushed
  • 50 g porridge oats

Method

1. Set the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Melt the low fat spread in a saucepan and fry the apples, pears and blackberries for 2 minutes.


2. Gently stir in the spices.


3. Split the vanilla pod and add it to the mix.


4. Add the honey, and rum. Pour the mixture into a deep baking dish.


5. To make the crumble topping, simply mix together the low-fat spread, brown sugar, pecans and porridge oats. Rub the ingredients together with your hands to form a crumbly mixture.


6. Scatter over the fruit and bake for 20 minutes.


7. Serve with crème fraîche.

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