Good base. Like others, I used 1/2 white, 1/2 brown sugar and butter rather than shortening in the crumble. I used a mix of raspberries, blueberries, and apple for the filling. I've made this with just blueberries in the past but prefer a mix of fruits for a more complex flavour. I used freshly grated nutmeg rather than cinnamon.
Some have commented that the crust doesn't 'come together'. I don't think it's supposed to. I just pour half to two-thirds of it in the pan and pat it down. The rest I shake over the top. I find the powderiness of the crumble makes it easy to work with in this way and it creates a firm base when baked.
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Good base. Like others, I used 1/2 white, 1/2 brown sugar and butter rather than shortening...