Recipe of the Week – Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Eldest Boy at home here has become somewhat of a whiz at making Blackberry and Apple crumble and he’s at the age now where he can pretty much manage the process from end to end – including picking the blackberries. Happy days.. It’s the ultimate Autumn comfort food.



  • 900g apples – peeled, cored and cut in to chunks
  • 350g blackberries
  • 160g demerara sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 225g plain flour
  • 175g butter
  • 125g muesli or a mixture of porridge oats, seeds and chopped nuts


Preheat the oven to 200C.  Pour the lemon juice over the apples - this will add flavour and stops the apples from going brown. Layer the apples, blackberries, and sugar in a lasagne dish. Place the flour in a large bowl and then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the muesli and another 50g sugar and mix through. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and then serve with custard or cream.