James Martin’s apple and blackberry crumble Recipe

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15 min


25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 420 kCal 21%
Fat 22g 31%
  -  Saturates 3.3g 17%

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.

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