Today, I’d love to share my quick apple and blackberry crumble recipes with you, which are easy to make gluten or dairy free if desired. I’ve also included a couple of tips and variations – particularly a chocolate version which is absolutely amazing!
This year there was an abundance of blackberries in hedgerows all over the south of England. We collected punnets full during our woodland walks which I prepared for freezing. I’m now able to have blackberry and apple crumble all year round. Of course, you could use just apples or several other fruits.
It’s so cheap to make if you have foraged blackberries or home grown fruit, and is a perfect comfort-eat pudding for summer and autumn evenings.
Apple & Blackberry Crumble Recipe
Ingredients for making blackberry and apple crumble:
I discovered the base recipe at Good to Know and adapted it to make a chocolate version with less sugar. It is heavenly.
150g flour ( or 120g flour & 30g cocoa powder for chocolate crumble)
60g brown sugar
500g fruit of choice
This is the crumble recipe I was taught to make at school, as were my sons, and I’ve had success with it many times since. I do find that if you use gluten and dairy free ingredients, it does come out a bit pale, but still tastes really good.
150g plain flour (I use Doves Farm Gluten Free)
75g margarine (I used Vitalite Sunflower Dairy Free)
500g fruit of choice
Method for making apple and blackberry crumble:
- Turn on Oven to 180*
- Sieve flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Cut butter/dairy free spread/marg into small pieces and rub into the flour with your fingertips.
- Add in the sugar and continue to rub until it resembles large breadcrumbs.
- Put all your prepared fruit into a large saucepan with a little water and sprinkle with a sugar if necessary. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes to soften. (I skip this step as I prefer my fruit to still have a little crunch.)
- Spoon fruit into a pyrex dish and top with the crumble mix.
- Add to the oven and cook for around 30 mins.
- Serve hot or cold with a dairy free custard or ice cream (I use Alpro).
.You may like to see my other tips and recipes: