Recipe: Canned Fruit Crumble

Who says fruit crumble needs to be made out of fresh fruit? Why not use up some of those tinned fruit cans in your cupboard this week
Recipe: Canned Fruit Crumble
Canned Fruit Crumble.

Canned prunes are always a handy thing to have in the cupboard. Well known for their effect on a sluggish digestive system - but these handy little fruits have so much more going for them!

Prunes are actually semi dried plums, and if you think of them that way, they take on a whole new persona! 

Create a perfectly good crumble out of your storecupboard, from canned prunes and canned pears, with a textured topping which includes the optional addition of porridge oats. 

Ingredients (Serves 4)

200g canned prunes in natural juice

411g can pear halves in natural juice

110g cold butter, cut into cubes

175g plain flour

75g soft brown sugar

2 tbsp porridge oats (optional)


  • Extra butter and sugar for topping.
  • Drain the juice from prunes and pears and reserve.
  • Add prunes and pears to a buttered ovenproof dish.
  • Pour over a little of reserved fruit juice but don’t drown the fruit.
  • Rub the butter and flour together to form a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Stir in the sugar and oats if using, then pile on top of the fruit, layering evenly.
  • Dot with butter and sprinkle with a little extra sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven, Gas 5 375F 190 C or 180C for fan assisted, till the topping is golden and fruit is heated through.
  • Serve with ice cream or custard.

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