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Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Bramble (Blackberry) and Apple Crumble Recipe

Dessert, Uncategorized | September 4, 2016 | By

Blackberry and Apple Crumble is one of the real treats of Autumn/Fall, it’s an easy dessert to make and can be served with ice cream, cream, yogurt or custard.  

Blackberries 2016

Living on a farm means that we have miles of hedgerows intertwined with brambles and dripping with beautiful ripe blackberries.  I remember last year someone asked me how to tell if the blackberries were okay to eat.  You should look for blackberries which are black and shiny, when you pull them, the part which joined on to the stem should be white.   If the blackberries are dull or the inside is grey/brown then they are past their best.

My apple tree

I also have a little apple tree which we bought for our grandson’s first Easter, so it’s now four years old and has the best crop of apples we have had since we planted it.  It gave me such pleasure to walk over to the tree and pick a few apples, then forage around the yard for a few blackberries, just enough to make a Blackberry and Apple Crumble for dessert. 

Blackberry and Apple Crumble

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Blackberry and Apple Crumble
Serves 4
A traditional baked dessert of seasonal fruits topped with a crumble of flour, oats, sugar and butter, quite the best dessert.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large apples (either cooking apples or sharp eating apples)
  2. 100 g blackberries
  3. 75 g granulated sugar
  4. 75 g plain flour
  5. 75 g soft butter or dairy free spread
  6. 75 g rolled oats
  7. 50g soft brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Put the flour and the butter or spread into a bowl, and rub the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, stir in the rolled oats and soft brown sugar.
  3. Peel, core and slice the apples and put in a heatproof dish with the blackberries, sprinkle over the granulated sugar.
  4. Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes until the fruit is bubbling and the crumble is golden brown.
Notes
  1. The Blackberry and Apple Crumble is delicious served with custard, cream, ice cream or thick yogurt.
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Credit Crunch Munch, Simple and in Season, No Waste Food Challenge

As I did not have to pay for the apples or for the blackberries, I am entering this for Credit Crunch Munch the Linky run by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Michelle at Utterly Scrummy Food for Families, for frugal recipes, Credit Crunch Munch is hosted this month by Michelle. 

Blackberries and apples are definitely Simple and in Season, so I’m linking up for September at Feeding Boys  Simple and in Season is all about showcasing seasonal ingredients, the August round up is full of the most gorgeous recipes, so I would recommend checking it out. 

Finally I’m linking to the No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen, the blackberries and apples would not really have been wasted as the birds and insects would have had them.  However, I would not want the wildlife to have all the fun, there’s plenty for all of us!  

Blackberry and Apple Crumble with icecream

As you can see the blackberries and apples ‘melt’ down into a delicious and soft fruity ‘jam’ in the bottom of the dish a beautiful contrast to the crisp sweet and crunchy crumble topping.  I love vanilla ice cream with warm desserts, another type of contrast.

WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE WITH BLACKBERRY AND APPLE CRUMBLE?

 

  1. Jill Colonna
    September 5, 2016

    Janice, this looks so delicious and reminds me of crumbles growing up in Scotland. You’re so lucky to have so many blackberries (or brambles as we called them…) You know, I used to add ice cream to it but with this I would do as the French would do and just serve it entirely on its own. Nothing better to appreciate all its gorgeous flavours.
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 5, 2016

      Thank you Jill, yes we call them brambles, but I have to say blackberries for general understanding! The old pyrex dish belongs to my mother in law, but my own mum had one the same and I suspect yours did too! Somehow it makes a crumble taste better. I love the diary/fruit contrast but I know what you mean about appreciating it in all it’s glory.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 5, 2016

      I do love to pick brambles and eat them right off, there are always a few that I just can’t resist. I’m not a huge custard fan, so I’d go with cream or ice cream every time.

  2. Dom
    September 5, 2016

    Blackberry and Apple is my all time favourite fruit combo. My mum would always make a B & A pie that was to die for. I think it’s the sweet / tartness that I adore so much. Your crumble really looks exceptionally good! Bring on the autumn I say!
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 5, 2016

      Thanks Dom. I’ve made many a Blackberry and Apple Crumble, but for some reason this one was very good and the first of the season is always the best.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 6, 2016

      I hope you can find some Laura, it really is a special autumn treat.

  3. Elizabeth
    September 6, 2016

    Nothing beats a home made crumble! I like mine with custard or ice cream, depending on the weather 🙂
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 6, 2016

      Ah yes, the weather is definitely a decider, Elizabeth!

  4. kellie@foodtoglow
    September 6, 2016

    We love the sweet tang of fresh-picked brambles (and the awesome cancer-preventing ellagic acid in each berry) with homegrown apples. This is one of our favourite types of crumbles. Make mine with a blob of proper French creme fraiche!

    • Janice Pattie
      September 6, 2016

      It’s great when food that you love is also good for you! Creme Fraiche is a great choice, not too sweet but with that creamy hit.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 7, 2016

      I can almost taste it Nayna!

    • Janice Pattie
      September 9, 2016

      It is ideal, such an easy dessert and great flavour. I’m not sure we will get too many more because there has been so much rain this week.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 9, 2016

      Hope the weather improves and you get lots of brambles on your walk. Not easy picking them with boy and dogs!

    • Janice Pattie
      September 11, 2016

      That sounds perfect Sylvia! I would love to have time to do that too.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 22, 2016

      Thank you ema, mine too!

  5. Jacqui Bellefontaine
    September 28, 2016

    I love apple and blackberry crumble and yours looks absolutely delicious. The blackberries on my allotment are over but I noticed a lot in the hedgerows at the weekend. I think I shall have to go foraging as I want to make this now

    • Janice Pattie
      September 28, 2016

      Thanks Jacqui, most of ours got spoiled with the rain, but I have plenty stored in the freezer 😊

  6. Katie
    September 29, 2016

    This is such a classic recipe and always reminds me of the desserts my Gran and my Mum would both make for Sunday lunch. I love it with lashings of custard – we used to fight over who got the skin off the top!!!!! Thanks so much for hooking up with this month’s round of Simple and in Season 🙂
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 29, 2016

      You are righ Katie, my mum and gran both made crumbles all the time.