Rhubarb & strawberry crumble
Pair rhubarb with frozen strawberries (or swap them for the same quantity of any frozen berries) to make this simple gluten-free cinnamon and nut crumble
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1kg rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces
- 300g frozen strawberries (or a mixture of berries), defrosted and drained
- 75-125g smooth strawberry jam
- cream, to serve
- 125g butter or vegan spread, cut into small pieces
- 100g demerara sugar
- 200g ground almonds
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
- 75g flaked almonds
- 50g pistachios, hazelnuts or almonds, roughly chopped
Step 1Cook the rhubarb in a large, deep pan over a medium-low heat for about 15 mins until tender but still holding its shape, and all the liquid has evaporated. If it’s getting too soft, stop cooking. Stir in the strawberries and 75g of the jam – add a little more jam if it tastes particularly tart. Tip into a 2-litre shallow ovenproof dish.
Step 2Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Make the topping by blitzing the butter, sugar, ground almonds and cinnamon together in a food processor with a pinch of salt until it starts to clump together. Tip into a bowl and stir in the nuts. Scatter the topping over the fruit.
Step 3Put the dish on a baking tray and bake for 45 mins until golden and crisp. Let stand for 10 mins before serving with cream, if you like. Can be frozen for up to two months.