Apple and Blackberry Crump

Its not a pie.. its not a crumble.. it’s a “Crump” and its better than either of the alternatives in my opinion! and judging by the amount left in the fridge, in Mr F’s opinion too!

Its an easy option for a dessert really doing a crumble/crump but I am trying to get my 3 year old interested in food and cooking and we can even go and pick the ingredients together for this one which makes it a fun learning exercise with something nice to eat at the end!

I saw this “crump” concept on a cookery show about 7 years ago now, it was a Masterchef style programme where people had to compete with their best dish and this came second. This is how I remember it…

Ingredients

3 large handfuls of Blackberries – locally picked if possible!
3 Cooking apples (plenty going spare on my mums tree if anyone needs any!)
100g sugar
1tsp mixed spice

Topping
Equal amounts of sugar, flour and butter!
around 100g depending on how big your dish is.

To make the topping there is no need to mix anything up – youneed to put the sugar and flour in an oven proof bowl and place the butter on top and put it in the oven as it is! When the butter melts you then stir it round.

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As the butter is melting, wash your blackberries and wash your apples and put in the dish you want to make the Crump in and add 100g sugar and a teaspoon of mixed spice and mix well.

Add the mixed topping onto the fruit and bake in the oven around 180 degrees (fan) for around 20 minutes or until it looks done. The topping should go hard like lumps of buttery biscuit! If it is not hard, cool it in the fridge first then reheat.

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This one I made yesterday probably had a bit too much butter as I didn’t weigh properly so the topping was not as firm as it should be – BUT after a night in the fridge it is now PERFECT and crunchy! It also tastes great cold.

Sweet fruit covered in an almost shortbread type biscuit topping.

The only thing left to decide is.. custard, cream, ice cream or all 3?!

I went for extra thick Jersery cream.

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