Pav’s famous fruit crumble

By Kate Reid, 1 June 2018 , Comments

On Friday afternoons at Northcott Parramatta, staff look forward to two things: the return of the weekend and the chance to get a taste of Pav’s famous fruit crumble.

Pav – or ‘Pav the fruit man’ as he is fondly known – is one of our Parramatta Everyday Life Skills customers. After expressing a desire to find a job and earn some money, Pav started his own fruit business.

Each week he puts together vibrant fruit baskets that are delivered to kitchens in our Parramatta office so staff can purchase a healthy snack when that 3pm hunger hits. On Fridays, Pav sells the leftovers in the form of this delicious crumble.

Though we all know the benefits of whole fruits, it’s hard to go past the temptation of that occasional sweet treat; and because we know just how delicious this recipe is, we wanted to share it with our community.


Pav’s Fruit Crumble

Serves 10


 Fruit mix

5 cups of mixed berries, orange, plum, apples and pears (can be substituted with other seasonal fruit)

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of vanilla essence

¼ cup of brown sugar


½ cup of plain flour

½ cup of self-raising flour

50g butter

¼ cup of brown sugar

2 cups of oats

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of vanilla sugar

Cream or custard for topping (optional)


  • Pitt the fruit and chop finely.
  • Place into a large pot and add cinnamon, vanilla essence and brown sugar.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes before taking off the heat.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • While the oven heats, make the crumble by placing flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla sugar into a bowl and rubbing together to make fine breadcrumbs.
  • Pour fruit into suitable oven dish and sprinkle crumble mixture over the top.
  • Place into oven uncovered for 20-25 mins or until crunchy and golden on top.
  • Serve with cream or custard and enjoy!

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