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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING : Roasted Autumn Harvest Fruits (A.k.a 'Crumble-less Crumble')


This time of year, it's easy to find ourselves with an abundance of Autumn fruits. Although I don't grow my own, there are many deals to be had at the supermarkets at the moment. I found that I had lots of apples, pears and plums sitting in my fridge this morning. I've had a stiff jaw this week (too much talking probably!) and haven't felt like chomping my way through lots of crunchy fresh fruit recently, so decided to ring the changes with this delicious idea.

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At zero propoints, it's a great one to have warm with a Weight Watchers yoghurt or some reduced fat creme fraiche for a delicious dessert. I call it 'Crumble-less Crumble', because it has that wonderful, comforting cinnamon aroma and flavour of a crumble, but without the propoint/calorie-laden topping.
You could always toast some porridge oats on a baking tray sprayed with a little Frylight oil, alongside the fruits to sprinkle on top. (Remember to add the propoints/calories if you do this).
The roasted fruits would also be fabulous with porridge for breakfast and make a change from stewed apples.

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You will need:

A selection of Autumn fruits
Cinnamon (to taste)
Artificial granular sweetener (to taste)


Quarter the apples and pears, remove the cores. Halve the plums and remove the stones.
Pile all the fruit into a large oven proof dish.


Sprinkle the fruit with generous amounts of sweetener and cinnamon to taste. I made a large dishful, so needed 2 tablespoons sweetener and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Stir well then bake in a hot oven, 220 degrees centigrade for 40 minutes.
This results in very soft pears, and the apples have a good but soft 'bite'.

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This is best served warm.



I made a large amount, so popped them into a preserving jar where they will keep in the fridge for a few days. You can reheat in the oven, or quickly in the microwave for a few seconds.

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Warm, comforting, cinnamon fruits.

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