These individual crumble pots are baked in jam jars which make them perfect for taking on picnics or in a packed lunch. Build them around any fruit you have to hand or hiding in the freezer for a perfect fruity crumble, any time of the year.
These sweet little crumble pots are miniature portions of fruit crumble that are simply baked in jam jars. Once they’ve been left to cool the lid can be popped back on and they make the most adorable picnic dessert or lunch box treat.
As I had zero fresh fruit in the house when the crumble craving hit, I dug around in one of the farm freezers for a bag of frozen apple slices that I’d processed from the orchard a couple of years ago. I also happened across a bag of frozen raspberries which added a nice splash of colour, but of course apple crumble is mightily fine on its own.
Fresh fruit or frozen?
If you’re using fresh fruit, simmer the chopped pieces in just a splash of water first so that is softens and collapses – this way you’ll be able to fit more in the jar ;) Add a sprinkle of sugar to the fruit only if necessary, personally I didn’t as the crumble topping was sweet enough.
Oh, and be sure to warm your fruit and/or jars before putting them in a hot oven otherwise the glass jars can shatter leaving you with an almighty mess to clear up. And yes I learnt this the hard way when I made a fish pie years ago & took the pyrex glass dish straight from the fridge to the hot oven. Duh.
And here’s another version I made for YouTube, Rhubarb Crumble Pots…
If you’re planning on making these for picnic, why not take along a pot of clotted cream for an extra burst of decadence. And feel free to share pics on our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram if you give this recipe a go :)
- 1/2 Jar Cooked apples berries or any other fruit that takes your fancy.
- 55 g flour
- 25 g oats
- 50 g sugar
- 80 g butter
- Preheat the oven to 180/350/gas 4.
- Half fill each jam jar with your cooked fruit of choice and stand the jars on a baking tray.
- Cut the softened butter into the flour with a blunt knife in a large mixing bowl until it vaguely resembles breadcrumbs.
- Mix in the oats and sugar and top the fruit with the crumble mix. Sprinkle with a little more sugar if you fancy.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.