Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Crumbles are hearty, warming & juicy puds, great for eating during colder spells. Add a dash of cream or custard for a tasty finish.

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175g plain flour
1 generous pinch of salt
100g butter
75g demerara sugar
50g ground almonds
25g butter
350g apples, peeled, cored & chopped
350g pears, peeled, cored & chopped
finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
50g caster sugar
200g blackberries


  1. 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.
  2. Finally rub in the demerara sugar and ground almonds.
  3. Melt the 25g butter in a saucepan, add the chopped apples and pears and cook gently until just beginning to soften.
  4. Stir in the grated lemon zest, sugar and blackberries.
  5. Transfer to an ovenproof dish (a round Pyrex dish with a diameter of 17cm and depth of 7 cm is ideal).
  6. Sprinkle over the topping and bake in an oven pre-heated to 200C for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

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