Apple and Berry Fruit Crumble

After having bought a large bag of apples last week to find that yesterday not one of them had been touched, I decided to have a go at making an apple crumble firstly, because I couldn't bear to waste all those lovely apples and secondly, apple crumble is too delicious not to make. In fact, I'm not entirely sure how I had never made one before especially considering how ridiculously easy it is to make. Statistically speaking it has an excellent deliciousness to difficulty ratio, which is what I look for in a recipe...

I had a good mooch around the internet for some recipes, but seeing as I couldn't find one that I had all the ingredients for, I did a bit of mixing and matching between recipes and came up with one of my own. How very daring. Well, not entirely. The nice thing I discovered about crumbles is pretty much anything goes and it's more of a guesstimating as opposed to precise weighing.


So here's what I used:


Raspberries and Blackberries
1 tbsp of Plain Flour
50g Brown Sugar (I used light muscovado)


100g Butter
100g Plain Flour
100g Brown Sugar (again, I used light muscovado)
2 generous tbspn of Golden Syrup (optional)
Demerara Sugar (optional)

1. To make the crumble mix the flour and sugar together in a large bowl adding cinnamon or nutmeg to taste (I used about 1 tsp on Cinammon and a pinch of Nutmeg)

2.Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs, then add as many oats as you'd like depending on how crumbly you want it to be. You can also mix in a couple of table spoons of Golden Syrup with a knife for extra sugary goodness.


3.Then peel and core your apples. I have the advantage of owning one of those apple peeley corey doodads (technical term) which cut the apples into awesome spirals. Of course you don't need to use apples, you can use anything really! In fact I decided to throw in some frozen raspberries and blackberries in at this stage because, well, they're delicious that's why. I also have it on good authority that apples and blueberries together are marvellous so you can bet I'll be trying that out soon.

4.Mix your peeled fruit with the plain flour and sugar and add some spices if you like, I used just a pinch of cinnamon.


5.Place your fruit into your "crumble pot" so to speak, and then top with your crumble mixture and pat it down. For extra sugary yumminess (who could say no to that) you can sprinkle a little Demerara Sugar over the top


6. Then place in a 180 degrees C preheated oven and bake for 35-40 mins or until the crumble has gone a lovely golden brown and the fruit has softened and the juices are sizzling.

7. Serve with custard, cream or ice cream and enjoy!


Have you ever made crumble before? What fruit did you use? x