Air fryer blackberry & apple crumble
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Air fryer blackberry & apple crumble

Whether you’re on the side of cold (ice cream or cream) or warm (custard), we can all agree that crumble is a winter winner! Using an air fryer allows you to cook it more efficiently with minimal mess and helps create an extra crisp crumble crust, too.

For tips on cooking safely with your air fryer, go to the method tab.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook1 hr
  • Total time1 hr 30 mins

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  • 1kg Bramley apples (about 4-6), peeled, cored and cut into 2cm chunks
  • 200g blackberries
  • 50g caster sugar
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • vanilla ice cream, custard or double cream, to server


  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g chilled unsalted butter, cubed
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. First, make the crumble. In a medium bowl, use your fingertips to gently rub all the ingredients together until evenly combined (you’ll have mostly small chunks with a few larger ones) and put in the fridge. .

  2. Put the apple chunks and blackberries in the base of the air-fryer basket (without the rack). Toss through the sugar, lemon zest and juice, and 2 tbsp water with a pinch of salt; spread out evenly.

  3. Scrunch the chilled crumble mix together then loosely scatter over the fruit to cover (this will help give you different-sized crumble pieces). Air-fry at 180ºC for 1 hour, covering with foil after 25 minutes if needed, until golden and well cooked and the fruit is very tender and piping hot. Serve immediately with ice cream, custard or cream.

Cook’s tip

Customer safety tips 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
  • If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
  • Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber 
  • Turn food midway through cooking 
  • Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through 
  • Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
  • Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
  • Check out the FSA webpage for further advice:


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,818kJ/ 433kcals



Saturated Fat












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