After moaning about my aunt feeding ds so much rubbish food she has bombarded me with fruit! I've had a massive bag of apples from her friend's garden, then yesterday she gave me 2 big pots of rasberries/blackberries and rhubarb. It wasn't until about 3 hours later that I realised they were frozen packs and had fully defrosted so I couldn't put them in my freezer. If I turn them into a crumble can I re-freeze them? Any ideas what I can do with it all?
Just chop up the apple, put in about 4 tbsp water add berries/rhubarb add a little sugar/honey (rhubarb is a little tart!) and cook until all is soft and squishy - apple should disintigrate and thickenit.
ooh I made compote last night for the first time, it was gorgeous and we ate the lot instead of freezing it
Boil up half a pint of water, chuck in about 4 tabs caster sugar (less if using very sweet fruit), 1/2 tsp vanilla essence and the zest of an orange. Chop fruit. When boiling throw in hardest fruit first (apples, rhubarb) gradually adding in the rest. Leave to bubble for 15mins or so, stir a lot if you want a big splat or leave to simmer if you want it to keep its shape.