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The ultimate apple and blackberry crumble recipe

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

The recent odd weather has meant that the hedgerows near us are already filled with ripe and juicy blackberries. And ever since I spied them, on a recent walk down to the woods, Little Miss H and I’ve been desperate to make apple and blackberry crumble.

Last Saturday, when Mr H was at football, I thought that we’d take advantage of the sunshine and go blackberry picking. We had so much fun. And Little Miss H loved pointing out the largest and juiciest blackberries.

“Mummy, be careful not to fall into the blackberry bush like Mummy Pig. Then Daddy will have to come back from the football and rescue you.”

Somehow I managed to survive our blackberry picking mission. Although it was touch and go at times. But after a while we returned home with a Tupperware full of gorgeous blackberries. Little Miss and Little Mister enjoyed some of them for pudding. The rest I put in the freezer so that we could bake our crumble a few days later.

The ultimate apple and blackberry crumble recipe

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

For years I searched for the best apple crumble recipe. And although a few came close, none of them were perfect. So I decided to experiment. It took me a while but I’m now happy to say that I’ve created the ultimate apple crumble recipe.

And you won’t believe it, but it is even more yummy with the addition of blackberries.

Recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves 4: I baked the crumble in a 7.5 inch square baking dish.

Ingredients

Filling

300g blackberries

300g Braeburn apples (I prefer using regular eating apples rather than cooking apples as they are less tart)

60g golden caster sugar

20g light brown sugar

1 tsp of vanilla essence

1 tsp of cinnamon

Zest of half a lemon

1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

Crumble

60g golden caster sugar

20g light brown sugar

180g plain flour

120g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes

20g porridge oats

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C or 160°C for a fan assisted oven.

2. Peel and core the apples and cut the flesh into small chunks.

3. Put the apple pieces and blackberries in a bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla essence, cinnamon and sugar and mix thoroughly.

A photograph of the filling of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

4. Add the filling to a baking dish.

5. Put the flour and butter into a bowl and rub it together with your fingers until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

6. Scatter the crumble topping over the fruit filling so that it is covered completely. Then sprinkle the porridge oats on to the crumble to make it added crunchy.

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

7. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Serve warm with cream, vanilla ice cream or, my personal favourite, lashings of yummy custard.

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

This recipe can be used to make apple crumble, apple and pear crumble and even pear and blackberry crumble. And it’s truly yummy. The perfect pudding for a family of four.

Enjoy!

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

P.S. If you fancy baking this crumble then don’t forget to pin it for future reference. Thanks xxxx

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot
    August 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    MM yum, your recipe sounds good! I made a crumble for tea actually but I just googled it and ended up using a hairy bikers recipe. It was lovely but I will bookmark your recipe for next time! x

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      August 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      Oh, please let me know how it goes if you make it. I think it is super yummy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  • Reply
    Clare - My Tunbridge Wells
    August 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    My 5 year old loves Apple Crumble (made by his Grandma) so I”m going to give this a try – thanks Mrs H 🙂 x

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      August 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      You’re welcome lovely. It has taken me a while to perfect this recipe. So I hope that you love it. Let me know if your five year old likes it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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