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Blackberry and Apple Crumble

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About this recipe
Healthiness : (42 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Preparing the apples means using a sharpish knife - take great care or get an adult to help.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes plus 5 for partly cooking apples to start with
Number of servings: 4/5
Serving suggestions: Served hot with custard, or cream or icecream
This is a vegetarian recipe


This always tastes much better if you have picked the blackberries yourself!

Crumble mixture can be made in advance and put in the fridge overnight, or in a bag in the freezer for a few days. (Don’t forget to take it out at least an hour before you will need it.) You need clean hands to make a crumble!

This recipe is just as yummy with apple and any soft fruit – or even a mix of fruits. The exact quantities of fruit do not really matter.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 kg (3lb 8oz) apples
  • 0.5 kg (1lb 2oz) blackberries
  • 50g (2oz) sugar
  • A little water

For the crumble:

  • 180g (7oz) plain flour (a mixture of brown and white is tasty)
  • 100g (4oz) hard butter or hard margarine (straight from the fridge so its cold)
  • 100g (4oz) sugar (again brown is tastier)
  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) ground ginger (this can be left out if you wish)
  • A little more sugar for the top
Healthier version
For a lighter crumble topping why not try replacing half the flour with rolled oats
Equipment
  • Weighing Scales
  • Peeler
  • Corer
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Dish
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

Preparing the fruit:

  1. Peel, core and chop the apples
  2. Put into a saucepan with a little water and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the blackberries and the sugar
  4. Take off the heat and pour into an ovenproof dish  

To make the crumble:

  1. Put the flour and butter into a bowl and use a knife to cut the butter into small pieces, mixing with the flour
  2. When the pieces are quite small, use your finger tips to rub the butter into the flour – moving your fingers around the bowl from place to place. You want to make a mixture with a texture like breadcrumbs – it only takes a few minutes
  3. Add the sugar and ginger and stir till mixed
  4. Spread over the fruit in the dish and smooth down
  5. Sprinkle a little sugar over the top
  6. Bake in a moderate oven 190°C/375°f/Gas Mark 5 for 30 mins – until the top is turning brown
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Name: Jake And Joe 22nd July 2014
Me and my 4year old have just made it we hade lots of fun. A good one for dad's and son's to do together
Name: Kylie 16th January 2013
good and easy also quick
Name: Rachel 26th September 2012
I have printed this receipe off for my daughter and her friend (both age 8) as it looks very easy to make and has clear instructions. They will love it.
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