Blackberry and Apple Crumble

An English dish, my mum's favorite and now the favorite for my family, it incorporates blackberries, apples, and a crumble topping that makes for great dessert. Serve hot or cold with English custard, fresh cream, or ice cream.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 3 large green apples, peeled and cored

  • cup water

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar, or more to taste

  • ½ pound fresh blackberries, or more to taste

Crumble Topping:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup unsalted butter, slightly softened


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Slice apples and place in a saucepan with water and 3 tablespoons sugar. Heat over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring every minute to prevent sticking. Stir in blackberries and taste, adjusting sugar if necessary. Make sure apples get thoroughly coated with blackberry juice. Cook for about 3 minutes; mixture will still be runny. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish and allow to cool slightly.

  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, and butter for crumble topping in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer or your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs. Pile the crumble topping evenly over the fruit.

  4. Cook in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Green cooking apples work best but sharp, great-eating apples work as well.

Add more berries if you use strawberries instead. Use rhubarb to boost up the fruit section.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
8g Fat
54g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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