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 (1½ oz) plain flour
- 40g (1½ oz) wholemeal flour
- 25g (1oz) oats
- 60g (2oz) olive oil margarine
- 60g (2oz) flaked almonds
- 40g (1½ oz) brown sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF, gas mark 5).
Put the prepared apples, blackberries and their juice and water into an ovenproof dish. Stir in the honey.
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.
Spread the crumble mixture over the fruit and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until the topping is lightly golden.
Top tip: Add a sprinkle of ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg to give this crumble even more flavour.