Easiest Ever Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Easiest Ever Apple and Blackberry Crumble
You can't beat the taste of a homemade fruit crumble at this time of year and with blackberry season now in full swing, it seemed like a good time to make one of our favourite puddings.

Although crumbles are really easy to make, I sometimes find rubbing the crumble topping together by hand a bit of a pain when I'm short of time. This topping is different though! All you do is pour melted butter into the other ingredients and mix until crumbles and clumps form. It makes the crumble so quick to assemble, barring the peeling and slicing of the apples and then you can leave it to bubble away in the oven while you get on with something else (always useful when you've got 3 children).

I can't believe the summer holidays are nearly over now and it will be back to routine, early starts, after school clubs, muddy sports (yay!), lunchboxes and back to the day job for me. I'm going to try really hard to enjoy this last week off and fit in lots of leisurely baking and cooking, which are otherwise confined to the weekends in term time. I'm also going to make a few more crumbles for the freezer to see us through until next half term - you can never have too many crumbles after all.

Easiest Ever Apple and Blackberry Crumble


  • Vary the fruit by substituting the blackberries with raspberries or loganberries.
  • Try different nuts in the topping such as hazelnuts, pecan nuts or flaked almonds.
  • If you can't get hold of oatmeal for the topping use all porridge oats instead.
  • Serve the crumble with clotted cream or custard.
  • The crumble can be frozen uncooked for up to 3 months.


Easiest Ever Apple and Blackberry Crumble


Dessert, Pudding, Bramley Apple, Crumble
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Easiest Ever Apple and Blackberry Crumble

An easy Bramley Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe. No rubbing in required for the crumble topping so it's super speedy too.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins


  • 75g Oatmeal
  • 50g Porridge Oats
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 50g Walnuts, chopped
  • 150g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 125g Butter, melted
  • 700g Bramley Apples, peeled and chopped
  • 300g Blackberries
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 50ml Water


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180° C (160° C Fan).
Step 2: Put the oatmeal, oats, flour, walnuts, light brown sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl then pour in the melted butter and mix to form the crumble topping, set aside.
Step 3: Put the apples, blackberries, caster sugar, cinnamon and water in a 2 litre oven proof dish then top with the crumble.
Step 4: Bake for 45-55 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with clotted cream or custard.

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