And the dessert from the One Show! Here’s my twist on a festive dessert – because everybody loves a crumble, don’t they? I served mine with brandy butter and white chocolate ice cream, recipe for THAT to follow…
‘Mince pie’ crumble, serves 6:
100g flour
100g oats
100g butter
100g sugar
400g apples
200g mixed fruit and peel
200g tinned mandarins
2 tsp cinnamon
First dice the apples and add to a saucepan with the mixed peel and mandarins. Cover with water and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes to soften slightly.
While the fruit is stewing, make the crumble topping! Mix flour, oats and sugar in a mixing bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave in a small heatproof dish for 30 seconds and stir into the dry mixture until well combined.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fruit to a baking dish, pressing down slightly to firm. Pour a little of the cooking water on top to half-fill the tray and keep the fruit moist without spoiling the topping. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
Top with the crumble topping, starting at the edges and working your way in to prevent a leaky crumble! Bake in the centre of the oven at 180C for 20 minutes or until piping hot and golden…
Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe