February 8, 2023

Apple & blackberry crumble

Make this seasonal apple and blackberry crumble for a comforting family pud. Pre-cooking the topping will make it extra-crispy, while also retaining the texture of the fruit

Ingredients

For the crumble topping

  • 120g plain flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces

For the fruit compote

  • 300g Braeburn apple
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 30g demerara sugar
  • 115g blackberries
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip 120g plain flour and 60g caster sugar into a large bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Add 60g unsalted butter, then rub into the flour using your fingertips to make a light breadcrumb texture. Do not overwork it or the crumble will become heavy.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle the mixture evenly over a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins or until lightly coloured.

  • STEP 4

    Meanwhile, for the compote, peel, core and cut 300g Braeburn apples into 2cm dice.

  • STEP 5

    Put 30g unsalted butter and 30g demerara sugar in a medium saucepan and melt together over a medium heat. Cook for 3 mins until the mixture turns to a light caramel.

  • STEP 6

    Stir in the apples and cook for 3 mins. Add 115g blackberries and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, and cook for 3 mins more.

  • STEP 7

    Cover, remove from the heat, then leave for 2-3 mins to continue cooking in the warmth of the pan.

  • STEP 8

    To serve, spoon the warm fruit into an ovenproof gratin dish, top with the crumble mix, then reheat in the oven for 5-10 mins. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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