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Recipe: Apple and Blackberry Crumble

September 20, 2017

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

It’s that time of the year again where everyone starts getting excited for autumn (even though I’m still holding out for summer). As much as I’m holding off on celebrating autumn for now, I was excited to go out and forage for some fresh fruit to make a nice crumble. Well, it turns out it’s the end of blackberry season, though we did manage to find just enough for two crumbles. We weren’t in luck with any apple trees though, but to be honest we didn’t look very far.

I wish I’d have followed the instructions of using the three apples, as I thought it looked a bit too much in the tray so only ended up using two instead. Well, I forgot that they cook down, so it ended up a little dry. So, use the three haha! It was still amazing though, and I’m craving more just looking at the photos.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble RecipeApple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Crumble Topping

* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 140g caster sugar
* 180g cold butter*
* 40g rolled oats
* 40g ground almonds
* 120g plain flour


* 3 bramley apples
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 100g caster sugar
* 350g blackberries

How to Make It

1. Start by making the crumble mix – mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then slice in the butter. Try to keep it as cold as possible to keep it a nice crumble, if it helps, mix it with a fork if you have warm hands, then leave to sit in the fridge while you prepare the filling ingredients.
2. Preheat oven to 170ΒΊc
3. Peel, core and roughly chop the apples, then mix the sugar and cinnamon and coat apples.
4. In a large baking tray, layer half of the apples, half of the blackberries, then the remaining apples and blackberries.
5. Top with crumble mix, and bake in oven for 45 mins or until it’s golden and the apples have softened.

I love it served fresh out the oven with some vanilla ice-cream, but it’s good warmed up with custard too! What are your favourite things to bake at this time of the year? I’m fancying an apple pie next!

*You can sub the butter for vegan butter to make this recipe vegan friendly!

*Recipe adapted from Hairy Bikers Apple and Blackberry crumble here.




  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I actually love a crumble but I haven’t had one in ages! You’ve reminded me how good they are though, I need to have a go at making this one! X


    • Reply
      September 22, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      They’re amazing right? I definitely need to make them more often, as they’re so quick and simple!
      xo April

  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Ooh this looks super yummy! Crumble is one of my favourite dishes, especially the apple variety. I miss the summer a bit too, but Autumnal foods (and drinks!) like this are definitely making me feel more excited for the new season too! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Reply
      September 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Yeah, you can’t beat an apple crumble! I’ve just seen loads of autumnal foods while scrolling through insta, and it’s helping me get in the autumn mood a little, though I’m still holding out for summer haha!
      xo April

  • Reply
    Gemma Evans
    September 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I love a good crumble, will try this πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      September 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚
      xo April

  • Reply
    September 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Oh Crumble – the ultimate Autumn feel good food and one of my favourites. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try when I’m home.

    • Reply
      September 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! You can’t beat a crumble at autumn right?
      xo April

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