Apple, pear and blackberry crumble


2 bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3cm chunks
2 conference pears, peeled, cored and cut into 2cm chunks
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
170g blackberries

For the crumble:
125g plain flour
50g porridge oats
50g light brown soft sugar
100g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
pinch vanilla powder (optional)
1 tbsp demerara sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Toss the apples and pears with the sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Stir through the blackberries, then scatter in an ovenproof dish (approximately 1 litre in volume) or individual ramekins.

2. For the crumble, mix the flour, oats, sugar and a pinch of salt in a separate bowl. Using your fingers, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs with a few bigger chunks. Stir through the nuts and vanilla powder (if using).

3. Flatten out the fruit as much as possible using the back of a spoon, then scatter the crumble on top. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and bake until golden – 40 minutes for a large crumble or 25-30 minutes if using ramekins.

4. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving, with lashings of double cream, ice cream or custard, if liked. 

Apple, pear and blackberry crumble
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes 55 minutes

Serves: 8

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,319kJ
Fat 15.2g
Saturated Fat 7.2g
Carbohydrate 40.9g
Sugars 25.2g
Protein 3.6g
Salt Trace
Fibre 3.6g

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This recipe was first published in Mon Sep 21 11:48:00 BST 2015.