Blackberry and apple crumble

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Prep and cook time: 1 h 30 min
Cooking skill: easy


For the filling:

  • 1 kg | 35 oz British Bramley apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 300 g | 11 oz British blackberries
  • 3 tbsp Silver Spoon caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp sloe gin, or water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the crumble topping:

  • 225 g | 8 oz plain flour
  • 4 tbsp Silver Spoon caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 140 g | 5 oz unsalted butter, cold 
  • and cubed


  1. For the filling: Preheat oven to 180°C (160° fan) | 350°F | gas 4.
  2. Combine everything for filling in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over a medium heat, stirring from time to time, until fruit is soft, 15-20 minutes. Take off heat.
  3. For the topping: Combine flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix.
  4. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles rough breadcrumbs; it should retain some texture.
  5. Spoon fruit filling into a rectangular baking dish, topping with crumble mixture.
  6. Bake until golden-brown and crisp on top, 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Did you know...

Experts recommend 40% of our diet should be made up of fruits and vegetables- this is the same as 7 portions per day.

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Last edited: 24 December 2019 at 15:42

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