Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Monday, 6 October 2008

Okay, nothing too amazing
about blackberry and apple crumble - but I took pictures so now you just have to see the finished result!

In any case, you have GOT to like 'anything' crumble.
Even me, who would rather eat two dinners than a dessert likes crumble!
I was in Tesco's (big supermarket chain in the UK) when I saw this BARGAIN in their freezer section - 500g of blackberries and apples for £1.00 pound!!
Crumble came to mind.
But not being a desert kind of person - I couldn't remember exactly how to make it.
So, on the phone to mother, this as was me (live from Tesco supermarket).......Mother - how do you make crumble??!
Can't remember exactly what she said but it was something like this - and whatever, it turned out rather nice indeedy.

To serve 2 Greedy people (or 4 not so greedy people)

You will need:

500g mixture of apples and blackberries (defrosted if frozen)
2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar

For the crumble:
200g plain flour
50g soft brown sugar
50g sugar
100g margarine
sprinkle of nutmeg

How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 200c/400F

Lightly butter a oven proof dish

Put all the crumble ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Rub the mixture between your fingers (like your counting bank notes).....Oooh - what's that like - I've never got any lol.
Until the mixture starts to look like breadcrumbs. When it does - your done! Dont fuss if there are a few bigger breadcrumb like bits in the mixture - it'll still be fine.

Put the fruit in the buttered dish and sprinkle over about 2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar. Now pour all of the crumble mixture on top of the fruit.

Add another sprinkle of soft brown sugar and a little grated nutmeg to the top.
Put it into your preheated oven for about 40 minutes - or until the fruit is cooked through and the top is nice and golden.
I served mine with ice cream.


  1. nothing amazing? Are you serious? This is TOTALLY amazing!


  2. For someone who doesn't really dig dessert you did so well with this one! Looks fabulous darling! You just can't beat a good crumble, and when it's mixed with blackberries, well that is heaven on earth!

  3. My local deli/bistro has been serving apple and blackberry crumble for a couple of weeks now - I'd forgotten how good it is! It really is a very special crumble indeed, and yours looks just the business!

  4. Looks like a great crumble Jan. I prefer just the topping, I know - so bad!

  5. I agree with call this nothing amazing? Why are you tempting me so Jan? Visiting your blog is already adding cms around my waist! Great effort and thank god for mums, eh?

  6. This food is so comforting to me. It reminds me that autumn is here and to use those apples!!!

  7. I think apple and blackberry crumble to be very amazing!

  8. Ahh, you made my day with this crumble and ample ice cream...mover over - it's mine!

  9. Crumble is my favourite. This look delicious

  10. I'm not a big pudding eater either, but I do love crumble. I like mine with lashings of custard.
    Ice cream would do though. :-)
    This looks great, Jan.

  11. Ah that's the crumble you was telling me about. Bargain bag of fruit from Tesco.
    Looks delicious.

  12. I like the sound of adding blackberries to an apple crumble.

  13. this crumble looks so good. the blackberries in nyc are gone from the greenmarket, but i might have to buy frozen ones. sometimes the simplest things are the most fantastic, crumble included.

    xoxo, tribeca yummy mummy


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