Apple & blackberry crumble

Apple & blackberry crumble

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Raymond Blanc pre-cooks the crumble topping to avoid gluey, uncooked crumble and retain the texture of the fruit

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
395
protein
4g
carbs
56g
fat
19g
saturates
12g
fibre
3g
sugar
33g
salt
0.02g

Ingredients

For the crumble topping

  • 120g plain flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces

For the fruit compote

  • 300g Braeburn apples
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 30g demerara sugar
  • 115g blackberries
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add the butter, then rub into the flour using your fingertips to make a light breadcrumb texture. Do not overwork it or the crumble will become heavy. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins or until lightly coloured.
  2. Meanwhile, for the compote, peel, core and cut the apples into 2cm dice. Put the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan and melt together over a medium heat. Cook for 3 mins until the mixture turns to a light caramel. Stir in the apples and cook for 3 mins. Add the blackberries and cinnamon, and cook for 3 mins more. Cover, remove from the heat, then leave for 2-3 mins to continue cooking in the warmth of the pan.
  3. To serve, spoon the warm fruit into an ovenproof gratin dish, top with the crumble mix, then reheat in the oven for 5-10 mins. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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vivriding's picture

Delicious!!

kusher1's picture
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Added less sugar the second time i made it and it was just as yummy!

sguys2002's picture

I love this recipe! Made a massive one for a big lunch so just tripled the quantities, and I made it with apples, cinnamon and mincemeat for a festive twist! Absolutely delicious!! Cooking both elements separately is a great idea and everyone raved about it - I usually wouldn't have followed a recipe for such a 'simple' dish however this gave it the edge!

cakeanyone's picture
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Made with just apples. Didn't have demera so mixed up different brown sugars, but will use next time as it lacked a little crunch.

jharrold's picture
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Very nice,quick and easy pudding. Can't rate accurately as could not get blackberries and so used raspberries which was very nice. Looking forward to trying the actual recipe!

callym's picture

I added oats to the crumble mix and added more apple & blackberries as it seems to be the best ideas! Smells heavenly and can't wait for dinner tonight!

katvic's picture
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forgot to say added chopped nuts to the crumble mix yum

katvic's picture
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an absolutely wonderful crumble thank you Raymond . Will be making again

polly1873's picture
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It was bitter, only enough for two and the topping was too crunchy. Pleased I had lots of custard to drown it in. Usually love all the recipes from here but this was just about edible.
I will be going back to my usual method, I don't weigh ingredients, just do it and it is always delicious.

Could have been me.....

frazthorpe's picture
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I really liked this because it worked for me and was really tasty. I have tried to do crumbles and pies before but failed quite badly. this has a lovely flavour and is easy to do.

veronicamp's picture
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I just finished making this for our upcoming Thanksgiving Day (Canada) weekend...I thought I would do a trial run.. I'll be lucky if there is any left by the end of the day the way it is disappearing. I have made many crumbles over the last 40 years, and for the most part they were good, but this one is fantastic...I used the plum compote from your recipes, and added cinnamon and nutmeg. I cannot get over how light and airy the crumble turned out...Its a No.1 Keeper...

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Forgot to rate

jobourne's picture
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I used a mix of frozen fruit including blackberries with the apples. Very delicious, and even husband who "doesn't like" crumble enjoyed it. Gave off great smell when cooking. I did leave the apples to cook a couple of minutes longer to soften them. Will definitely make again.

Fridays cook's picture
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Delicious. You can really taste all the individual flavours. One of the best deserts I have made.

mckenzien's picture

Really easy to make especially if your cooking with children. Kept an eye on the crumble when cooking it separately (10 minutes) so it didn't over cook. The fruit is a great combo but again I stuck to just under the time given so it didn't end up stewed. This was fantastic and was eaten in minutes!

dance_abs's picture
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great for preparing ahead and lovely with cold custard

Fridays cook's picture
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Very tasty!

monicalorenne's picture
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Excellent. I'm not a great cook but the result was impressive!

juliebahrain's picture
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You can't go wrong with a crumble. Whilst cooking the crumble separately did make a crunchier topping I'm not really sure it was worth the effort. Not sure I'll bother again.

02slcakebread's picture

It was gone in seconds LOL

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