English Fruit Crumble
1 lb fruit, any type
3 to 4 ounces granulated sugar, depending on the sharpness or tartness of the fruit
6 ounces plain flour
3 ounces unsalted butter
2 ounces sugar
1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 Prepare fruit according to type.
3 Place the fruit in a 1-quart oven-proof dish in layers with granulated sugar.
4 Sift flour into a bowl.
5 Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
6 Stir in the caster sugar.
7 Sprinkle the crumble mixture thickly and evenly over the fruit.
8 Press down lightly with palm of hand then smooth the top with a knife.
9 Bake for 15 minutes.
10 Reduce the temperature to 350°F.
11 Cook for a further 45 minutes or until top is lightly brown.
12 Serve with fresh double cream, crème fraîche, or real custard.