“ Brand: Hartley's / Type: Other Fruits „
I am no Delia Smith when it comes to cooking but at the same time it would be a sad state of affairs if a 40 year old, couldn't sort out a quick crumble for desert.
On Wednesday I was walking around Tesco when a guy came around marking down all the apples, quite substantially. As I'm always trying to get more fruit down the kids, and with money still being a bit tight in stebiz HQ, I thought I'd grab a couple of bags and do a quick crumble on my return home. Walking down an aisle further down the shop I noticed Hartleys had a nice Black Cherry Filling at a bargain price of £1.00 for 410g. I thought for a moment and then decided instead of just apple, maybe it would be nicer to do an apple and black cherry crumble. I knew there was some sugar, butter and flour in the house, so off I drove home.
When I arrived home I cut up all the apples, and rinsed them all through. Then I opened the ring pull on the Black Cherry Black filling that looked so thick and smelt absolutely delicious. I poured both into a large glass casserole type bowl, and mixed them all up together, adding a couple of tea spoons of brown sugar. Then it was the case of having to do the crumble. It can't be hard I thought to myself. So I popped over to the internet and all it said I needed to do was to add flour, butter and sugar, and then need it all together. I did just that, and then springled it all on the top of the fruit.
Feeling pretty happy with myself I popped it in the pre-cooked oven at gas mark 4, for about 45 minutes. Now lets not forget, I'd never done this before. Okay, I've made a few apple pies before. In fact my wife and kids have been quite impressed with the results, but never crumble. After the time was up I took the crumble from the oven and let my wife (who had just walked through the door) have a taste. She took a spoonful and was extremely impressed. Not just with the crumble but with the taste of both the Black Cherry and Apple. They really worked nice together. The kids were impressed too.
On thing I did note with the Black Cherry filling is that if you were going to do a pie, it would not be nearly enough for the filling. That is unless you did mini pie's. It really is tastey though. You are not talking cheap Black Cherries here, in my opinion. The quality is very high and there are lots of them. Nice juicy large black cherries, which personally I would have gladly had with ice cream or fresh cream. The mix was delicious. So for just under £2.00 I had a very large fresh apple/black cherry crumble. I'm not saying it was the healthiest way of getting fruit into the kids (far from it), but it was appreciated and it all went down well.
Black Cherries 42%
Modified Maize Starch
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy 99 kcal
This filling is highly recommended and comes from a company which is renowned for its high quality products.
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