Berry crumble for one

Nici Wickes always has frozen berries on hand so she can whip up a crumble at the drop of a hat - not a bad rule to live by, in our opinion! A crumble is very easily scaled down for one, like in this sweet and simple recipe.

By Nici Wickes
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 1
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  • 1/2 cup fruit – Nici used thawed berries and chopped tamarillos
  • Splash of water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • Pinch baking powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted almonds, or nuts of choice
  • Whipped cream, yoghurt or ice cream, to serve


  • 1
    Heat oven to 180ºC. Grease a large ramekin or other single-serve ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Add the fruit and water to your ramekin, then place in the oven to heat while you prepare the crumble.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, rub the butter together with the oats, flour, baking powder and sugar. Stir through the nuts. I like to then squeeze the mixture together into small clumps as I transfer it to the top of the fruit.
  • 4
    Cook for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and crunchy.
  • 5
    Serve with whipped cream, yoghurt or ice cream – or all three!

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