James Martin's apple and blackberry crumble

(79 ratings)
Blackberry crumble_James Martin
Blackberry crumble_James Martin
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

James Martin's apple and blackberry crumble is a family favourite. What better then a delicious dessert that helps you towards your five a day? And this recipe is also really easy to make. This dessert serves 4 people and will take only 25-30 mins to cook. James Martin has only gone and done it again with this mouth-watering pud - it's comfort food at its finest. The apple and blackberry make a delicious combo in this crumble. It's a great way for using up leftover fruit in your fruit bowl or fridge at the end of the week. It's also a great way of using up the glut of fruit you might have growing in your garden.


  • 2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 284g can blackberries in fruit juice
  • 2tbsp (30ml) water
  • 2tbsp (30ml) acacia honey
  • 40g (1 oz) plain flour
  • 40g (1 oz) wholemeal flour
  • 25g (1oz) oats
  • 60g (2oz) olive oil margarine
  • 60g (2oz) flaked almonds
  • 40g (1 oz) brown sugar

Top tip: Add a sprinkle of ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg to give this crumble even more flavour.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190C (375F, gas mark 5).
  2. Put the prepared apples, blackberries and their juice and water into an ovenproof dish. Stir in the honey.
  3. For the topping, put the flours and oats in a bowl and rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Mix in the almonds and sugar. Alternatively, mix in a food processor.
  4. Spread the crumble mixture over the fruit and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until the topping is lightly golden.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 420(kcal)
  • Fat 22.0g
  • Saturates 3.3g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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