Blackberry and Apple Crumble
125g/4oz/1 cup + 2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
125g/4oz/½ cup brown sugar
50g/2oz/¼ cup ground almonds
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter, diced
cream or ice cream to serve
For the filling
1kg/2¼lb cooking (green) apples
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter
50g/2oz/¼ cup caster (superfine) sugar
225g/8oz/2 cups blackberries
1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
2 Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the brown sugar and ground almonds. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3 To make the filling, peel and core the apples and cut them into chunks. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the apples and caster sugar and cook, stirring, over a high heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Mix in the blackberries.
4 Put the apples and blackberries in a large ovenproof dish. Spoon the crumble topping over and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
5 Serve warm with cream or ice cream.