Blackberry and Apple Crumble
This is a really good blackberry and apple crumble recipe bursting with fruit is comfort food at its very best. If you can’t find fresh blackberries you can use frozen instead. Interestingly frozen fruit and vegetables are often more nutritious in a crumble recipe than fresh as they are frozen within hours of being picked, thus locking in all the vital nutrients.
175 plain flour
Mix the flour and salt together, and then rub the butter into the flour using your fingers until most of the butter has been absorbed. Finally rub in the demerera sugar and ground almonds.
Melt the 25g butter in a saucepan, add the chopped apples and pears and cook gently until just beginning to soften. Stir in the grated lemon zest, sugar and blackberries.
Transfer to an ovenproof dish (a round pyrex dish with a diameter of 17cm and depth of 7 cm is ideal). Sprinkle over the topping and bake in an oven pre-heated to 200C for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Makes 6 Portions
For a recipe without a crumple topping try this video for Ruby Fruit Salad below.