With the start of September at the weekend, for the first time there was a bit of a snap in the air signalling the need to dig out a couple of long sleeved sweaters and tops from the back of the wardrobe – or failing that shop for a few Autumn essentials.
Weather (and new clothes aside), the stand in the village selling blackberries was a sure sign that Autumn is coming whether we like it or not!
Unable to resist, I popped a couple of £s into the honesty box and came home with an extra large punnet of blackberries precariously perched in my bike basket.
And, yes, rather predictably, made Blackberry and Apple Crumble.
For this Blackberry and Apple Crumble recipe you will need:
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
115g plain flour
115g porridge oats
90g caster sugar
Serves 6 – 8 people
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6.
- Begin by preparing the fruit. Thoroughly wash the blackberries and leave to drain in a colander. Peel, core and slice the apples.
- Place the prepared fruit in the bottom of a shallow ovenproof dish and sprinkle on the brown sugar.
- To make the crumble topping, measure the flour, porridge oats, butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and rub together until the mixture takes on the texture of breadcrumbs. This can be done by hand or in a stand mixer (I always use my Kitchen Aid).
- Pour the crumble topping over the fruit in an even layer to ensure all of the fruit is covered.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 30 minutes (until the top turns golden brown).
- Serve warm from the oven with a generous dollop of cream or custard.
- Guaranteed to keep you warm on the chilliest of Autumn evenings…..