Sunday, 9 September 2012

Homemade Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Hi everyone,
The nights are starting to draw in, the leaves on the trees are turning golden and there's a bit of a nip in the air.

So I thought it's the perfect time to share with you my recipe for apple and blackberry crumble, it's really easy and doesn't take long to prepare.

- 5 Medium Cooking Apples
- 2 Punnets of Blackberries
- 1/8 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Water

- 300g Plain Flour
- 200g Butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 175g Demerara Sugar
- 1/8 Teaspoon Cinnamon


Start by peeling, coring and dicing your apples, I cut mine into about 1 inch cubes.
Place them in a sauce pan with the sugar, cinnamon and water.

Cook the apples on a medium/low heat for about 10 minutes, giving them an occasional stir, until the are soft but not totally mushy. Turn the heat off.

 Next give your blackberries a wash and stir them into the apple mixture. Leave the mixture to cool a little while you start to make the topping.

To make the topping, add the butter to the flour and rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles rough breacrumbs.

Then add your sugar and cinnamon to the 'breadcrumb' mixture and give it a good stir to combine.

 Pile your fruit mixture into a dish, I used a large rectangular pyrex dish. Then spread your fruit around so it's in an even layer.

Then sprinkle all the topping mixture over the fruit, make sure not to press the mixture down!

 Bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees celcius for 45mins - 1 hour until the top is golden brown and the fruit mixture is bubbling. And you should be rewarded with something that looks like the picture above.
Serve up with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream!
Now you have the perfect excuse to go blackberrying and cook something yummy with your berries!
Thanks for reading,

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