09 September 2009

Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Don't you love this time of year when you can pick loads of fruit and make some lovely home cooked dishes. A firm favourite in our family is blackberry and apple crumble. I must admit I've picked enough around our garden for about 4 crumbles in the last couple of weeks. As soon as I've picked say about half an pint jug I check there are no stalks left and wash them well and and place them in the freezer. Nothing beats it along with a roast dinner on a damp and dull Autumn day.

The recipe is really easy and here it is:-

Blackberry and Apple Crumble

3 large cooking apples
Half a pint or thereabouts of Blackberries
4oz Flour
2oz Margarine
4oz Sugar

You will also need a deep 8-10 inch ovenproof baking dish.
Grease the dish well. Peel, core and chop the apples and arrange on the base of the bowl and place the blackberries on top. Sprinkle half the sugar over the fruit, and cover with 2-3 tablespoons of water.
Now in a separate bowl rub together the flour and the butter, to make the "crumble". Place this over the fruit. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the top, and bake in a slow-medium oven for 45 minutes, or until the "crumble" is a golden brown (Gas Mark 3-5, 180-190 C, 350-375 F). Delicious on its own, or with icecream, custard or cream.

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