Gooseberry and Almond Crumble

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1kg/2¼lb gooseberries
  • 200g/7oz light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Grated zest of two oranges
  • 2 lemons, juiced

    For the almond crumble topping
  • 280g/10oz plain flour
  • 125g/4½oz light brown sugar
  • 125g/4½oz butter, diced
  • 85g/3oz ground almonds
  • 40g/1½oz oats
  • 40g/1½oz  flaked almonds
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

    To serve
  • 300ml/10fl. oz double cream
  • 2 tbsp. rose petals
  • Sprig of mint
Gooseberry and Almond Crumble

Making the most of the gooseberry season, this delicious crumble is the perfect summer pudding to share with friends and family. It can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until needed, ready for a quick cook in the oven when guests arrive.

This recipe was sent to Kitchen Geekery by Bill's Restaurants.

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/325°F or Gas Mark 3.

Method

  1. Make the gooseberry base by placing the gooseberries, sugar, cinnamon, orange zest and lemon juice into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir and when the sugar has dissolved and the sauce is thick, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Make the crumble topping by mixing the flour, nutmeg, sugar and ground almonds together. Rub in the cold butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, and then add the oats and flaked almonds and mix together.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a lined baking tray and bake the crumble in the oven for 15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  4. Pour the gooseberry mixture into six individual pudding dishes, or one large ovenproof dish and top with the crumble. These can be stored in the fridge for cooking later. 
  5. Turn the oven up to 180°C/350°F or Gas Mark 4, and cook the crumble in the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until the topping has browned and the fruit is bubbling.
  6. Serve with double cream, rose petals and a sprig of mint.
Goosberries are also known as "fayberries" because of the ancient belief that fairies used bushes of gooseberry to hide from danger.

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