Blackberry Series – #2 Apple and Blackberry Crumble, delish dish!

Blackberry Series – #2

You can find Blackberry Series #1 here:  #1 Blackberry Jelly

Apple and Blackberry Crumble, delish dish!

This is one of my favourites at this time of the year.  I am always trying to find or work out slightly different recipes, however this one is pretty traditional, except for the grumble and a dash of Creme de Cassis that I popped in.

The crumble that I originally looked up had 180g cold unsalted butter, which is the amount I used, however I know that 80g would be the more normal amount for a drier crumblier crumble, however I myself personally really like it slightly different this time.  I still managed to manipulate it enough to be like a crumble mix, it was just a bit heavier and indulgent ;-D

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble

  • Serves 6
  • Prep time:25 mins

  • Cooking time:40 mins

    (or until golden on top)

  • Skill level:Easy peasy


    For the filling:

    • 3 eating apples, peeled,
    • Quartered and cored
    • 2 Bramley cooking apples, peeled
    • Quartered and cored
    • 2tsp cinnamon
    • 100g demerara sugar
    • 300g blackberries
    • teaspoon of Creme de Cassis (optional)

    For the crumble topping:

    • 175g plain flour
    • 1tsp cinnamon
    • 140g soft brown sugar
    • 35g porridge oats
    • 80g cold unsalted butter


    1. Put the quartered apples in a bowl and shuffle them around to mix them up a bit. Mix the cinnamon with the sugar in a separate bowl. Put half the apples in an oven dish and sprinkle with a third of the sugar mixture. Add the blackberries and sprinkle with the second third of sugar mixture. Cover with the remaining apples and add the remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture.
    2. To make the crumble topping: Put the flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well, then stir in the sugar and the oats. Cut the butter into small cubes, add to the mixture and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture is the texture of breadcrumbs. Lay the crumble mixture on top of the fruit.
    3. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas 3 and bake the crumble for about 40 mins. Keep an eye on the top. The sugar should go golden, not black. Serve with homemade custard.

Fiesta Friday badgeThis does be it slightly late, form part of my Fiesta Friday #83 contribution.


I hope you are having an amazing weekend!  Justine xx


  39 comments for “Blackberry Series – #2 Apple and Blackberry Crumble, delish dish!

  1. August 30, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    I just want to put my face on your dessert, Justine. 😀 This looks so good. 😀 So glad to see you here at FF this week and for sharing this lovely treat. Happy FF and hope that you are having a fab time. xx

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    • August 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      lol you made me laugh out loud Jhuls, you are too funny! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face, I always look forward to your comments x

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      • August 30, 2015 at 6:22 PM

        We make each other laugh, you know. 😀 Missing you, Justine. x

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        • September 2, 2015 at 9:15 AM

          awe missing you too, i barely get time to myself at the mo witht he children by the time they are in bed I am too exhausted hehe, but I will get my mojo back and behave badly with you x


          • September 2, 2015 at 10:35 AM

            Ahhh! Me, too. After work, I have other stuffs to get done. I am trying my best to spend even an hour (blogging/chatting), but I am just too tired. Why we feel tired, huh?? 😀

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            • September 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

              wow an hour a day? That is amazing. I used to do that, im lucky to get an hour a week hehe x I think for me its my age that gets me tired and also getting up at 6am to get the kids to school and being stupid and watching tv until late!! x


  2. August 30, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Hi Justine, this looks delicious – great idea as to what to do with the tons of brambles waiting to be picked … Have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

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    • August 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      exactly, I think there are still more to come and I hope you have a fab time too 😀 x

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  3. August 30, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Love crumble, looks delicious Justine. Hope you are well.

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    • August 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      hey there, I am not too bad, how are you doing? Currently looking after recovering doggie and kids whilst the holiday is stilll on, slightly manic. Peewee, our 16yr old cat seems to be making comfort buddies with Teddy which is nice 🙂 x

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      • August 30, 2015 at 4:14 PM

        I’m ok thanks. How is the doggie doing? Recovering nicely ? Was the surgery successful?

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        • September 2, 2015 at 9:13 AM

          urgh I am not sure how it is going to be honest. He is running around, he’s not really mean’t to but very hard to stop him. However, he is really wheezy, he sounds like a really bad asthmatic when he lies down and when he sits and lifts his head and I don’t remember it being this bad before, plus he is sicking up again now, it seems to be going in fits and spurts. Apparently we have a few more weeks of recovery, but if this doesn’t work he can have no more surgery so he will have to live with it, so crossing fingers. Poor chap still has stitches in his nose, inside throat, down his chest, inside etc must be so sore x


        • September 2, 2015 at 9:14 AM

          thank you for asking and how are you doing? x


  4. August 30, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Omg Justine! This is truly food porn and shouldn’t be allowed here! I’m drooling!
    You’re such a star. 👍

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    • September 2, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      lol, it is comfort food for me, really is and I think I have a spare one int he freezer! grinz


      • September 2, 2015 at 10:37 AM

        Can you express mail for lunch? lol

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        • September 3, 2015 at 11:02 AM

          hah, I dread to think of the state it would be when it arrived!


          • September 3, 2015 at 11:31 AM

            Maybe you bring it in person?

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            • September 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

              well that is on the cards!!! 😀 Just need to get some sanity in my life, maybe you can bring me that? 😀 but seriously yes would love to if you will still have me? xx


  5. August 30, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Jhuls wants to put her face on your crumble, I just want to dive straight in! 😀 It looks so so good! I appologize in advance in case this delicious dish goes missing during Fiesta Friday… Happy Fiesta!

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  6. August 30, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    That looks amazing Justine! Thanks for making me crave blackberry crumble now and it’s only breakfast time here. 😊

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  7. August 31, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    Nice!!!! My childhood favourite was my Grans apple crumble 🙂 of course, I never eat it now, but I have fond memories!!! X

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  8. September 1, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    This looks so delicious Justine 😀

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  9. September 2, 2015 at 3:06 AM

    Oooh, Justine, I want some please!

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  10. September 6, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Oh it’s been such a long time Justine – and this looks divine, i still have to attend the tea event, but between doing the stuff I promised I would do, and the stuff I have to do and the everyday stuff like finding mismatched socks I find I am not online as much anymore – how are you doing – is this website yours too (if not pls do delete)
    I was surprised that you can sell TVs in the UK – I had a really nice old Philipps – that I couldnt even give away to charity I had to have it recycled the charity shop said, oops no, nobody wants those anymore – only flatscreen….

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    • September 6, 2015 at 7:33 PM

      Hehe no that’s not my site. My shopping site is

      I know the busy thing it’s crazy this end too! Really nice to hear from you. Just rushing to put the kids to bed but hopefully catch you later x


      • September 6, 2015 at 7:41 PM

        well I know your site, it is really nice, beautifully done, how is it going? I need to get to bed too, holidays really take it out of you… however hope to catch you in the coming week! Poli

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        • September 8, 2015 at 8:06 PM

          awe thank you re my site, i need to do some more work on it, it’s just setting the time aside which I must do. How is the cooking going, I know you are wonderwoman in the kitchen hehe x

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          • September 9, 2015 at 5:56 AM

            Hello hello hello – wonderwoman in the kitchen – I wlll hold that thought as I tackle all non kitchen related tasks today 🙂 – haven’t had much time to cook – at the moment it’s all just slog slog slog :)! Boo hoo..

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            • September 11, 2015 at 7:35 AM

              wow well don’t slog slog slog too much, don’t want to burn the candle right out…keep it nicely filckering 🙂 x

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