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Deconstructed Rhubarb, plum and goldenberry crumble

It’s crumble season! What do you think of this 10 minute deconstructed rhubarb, plum and goldenberry crumble? Imagine sweet juicy plums mixed with tart rhubarb, chewy, tangy goldenberries, mingled with an oaty crunchy topping. If you prefer, you can swop the rhubarb for apples and goldenberries for sultanas or raisins; but I must say, I prefer the former due to their lower sugar content.

How come just 10 mins I hear you say? The oaty topping is pre-made or shop bought low sugar granola. All you have to do is make the fruity compote base and then assemble. A delicious healthy breakfast, snack or pudding for busy people!

You can spice up the compote base with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger (fresh or ground), pumpkin spice or cloves. You can also add orange or lemon peel for extra aroma. This recipe will make your kitchen smell divine!

We love serving this crumble up with fresh fruit (get your five alive!) and a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt and custard or ice cream (depending if you want a decadent dessert or a healthier alternative).

To bump up the nutritionals, why not sprinkle in some ground flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and goji berries?

You can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free oats/ granola, vegan by use of dairy free yoghurt, custard and ice-cream and make this sugar-free by using stevia or coconut sugar (I have given quantities for both in the recipe below).

Serves: 2-3 (depending on appetite!)

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 440g fresh rhubarb cut into 2.5cm chunks
  • 3 large plums, segmented into chunks
  • 5 tbsp. dried goldenberries (or sultanas or raisins if you prefer)
  • 35g stevia or 60g coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • Optional: 2 cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground, lemon zest or orange zest
  • 45ml orange juice

Serving suggestions:

  • Greek or Greek style yoghurt, custard, ice cream, or it is delicious as a topping to rice pudding.
  • Fresh berries
  • Ground flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds

Method:

  1. Add the rhubarb chunks, plum segments and dried goldenberries into a large saucepan along with the sugar/ stevia, spices, orange juice and citrus zest, if using.
  2. On a medium heat, stew the fruit until tender. This takes about 10 mins.
  3. Serve with granola, other fruit and a big dollop of Greek yoghurt/ custard or scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!

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