Fruits of the forest crumble

A crumble is a dessert of Anglo-Saxon origin whose name suggests the form of its topping. It is a layer of sweet crispy crumbs that hide some warm soft fruit, such as apples, berries, cherries, pears or rhubarb. Today we would like to make this red fruit crumble, where the crispy topping goes perfectly with custard, and where the contrast between the sweetness of the custard and the slightly tart berries delight even the most discerning palates. Let's discover how to make the crumble, but don’t worry! What I am proposing today is fresh and very easy to prepare! A recipe which is crunchy and creamy at the same time, made with ingredients that are almost certainly sitting in your store cupboard. This crumble, for example, I prepared without going shopping, using the fresh fruit that is growing in my garden. Mouth-watering!


  • berries 450 grams Frozen is fine
  • Flour 100 grams
  • butter 80 grams Plus butter for greasing
  • sugar 80 grams Plus sugar for sweetening the berries
40 minutes Total time
25 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Prepare all the ingredients, and butter a baking dish. Make a layer of fruits of the forest berries, and sprinkle thoroughly with sugar. Then, using a food processor, blitz together the cold butter, flour and sugar for a few seconds. You should get a mixture that looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Place this mixture over the fruit without levelling it off in any way. Bake at 200 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve.

If you want to make your berry fruit crumble even sweeter and more delicate, you could enrich it with some lovely juicy raspberries, blackberries or blueberries. Another excellent option is the apple crumble, widespread and well-loved in the Anglo-Saxon world.
The name of this dessert derives from its characteristic "crumbly" topping.

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