A crumble is a very traditional dessert but one which is always very popular. This dessert can be frozen very successfully and retained until required at a later stage. There are a couple of stages in its preparation but it definitely worth it
4 large cooking apples-peeled and diced
5oz/150g fresh or frozen mixed berries
4oz/110g caster sugar
2 tablespoon water
Place all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil for 3-4 minutes.
6oz/175g plain flour
4oz/125g brown sugar
Rub all ingredients together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
½ fill an ovenproof dish with apple and mixed berry compote
Scatter with some the crumble topping
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the apple and berry mixture is bubbling through the crumble topping.
Serve (to much delight) with custard and whipped cream!