Apple & blackberry crumble

Apple & blackberry crumble

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal395
  • fat19g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.02g
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    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 apple
    • 30g unsalted butter
    • 30g demerara sugar
    • 115g blackberries



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    • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
    • vanilla ice cream, to serve



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    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.

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    22nd Oct, 2013
    I made a little change to the recipe by using mixed summer fruits and apples instead of just blackberries and apples. I must say it tasted amazing and i'll definitely make it again. It was super easy to make too.
    20th Oct, 2013
    omg. First time we made this it was amazing! Cooking the top first avoids soggy bottoms. Excellent tip, never heard that before. Sitting here with fat warm tummy now. thanks Raymond
    20th Oct, 2013
    Was delicious and so easy to make. Will never buy ready made again!
    16th Oct, 2013
    This is lovely but I also added a couple of teaspoons of Cornflour as I don't like my crumble too runny and the Cornflour thickens the sauce.
    14th Oct, 2013
    really nice got to eat it again and again
    5th Oct, 2013
    Just made this at home - it's absolutely fantastic! Had never made a crumble before in my life - this one is just delightful. The filling is just right, just the right amount of sweetness, right ratio of fruit to crumble. We had trouble trying not to eat the crumble topping once it came out of the oven though :)
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    24th Sep, 2013
    I tried this recipe last week, using blackberries from the lane nearby. It turned out to be delicious and not as difficult as I thought it would be. Will definitely be making it again.
    22nd Sep, 2013
    Such a great way to make a crumble, especially for beginners. I made an apple & blueberry crumble and it went down a treat. Will be making an apple & pear crumble next, there will be no end to my crumbling from now on!
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    11th Sep, 2013
    A delicious crumble! It was a great recipe for a dinner party as I made everything beforehand then just spooned into dish and warmed in oven. A lovely crunchy and light crumble and the filling is heavenly!
    9th Sep, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic, I will always make my crumbles using this method from now on. I found the crumble a little sweet so will reduce the sugar next time and it only really made enough for three servings. The filling was delicious, now I have the method I will experiment with different fruits and maybe add oats or nuts to the crumble. A really light textured crumble, delicious!


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