We love this Bramley apple and blackberry crumble recipe with its easy oat crumble topping. If you’re wondering what to cook with Bramley apples, this is it! We use Bramley apple variety because of how perfect it is for baking — crisp and tart. Bramley apples come from British farmers for are locally sourced here in the UK.
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A great apple and blackberry crumble recipe to make with kids
Because this doesn’t require specialist equipment (you can use a food processor or just get your hands dirty rubbing the flour and butter together), it’s perfect to make with children. Plus the dark juice blackberries mix perfectly with the apples — two fruits kids love.
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Bramley Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe
- Food processor
- Ovenproof dish
For the filling
- 4 Bramley apples (about 1000g) Peeled, cored and cut into pieces
- 250 g blackberries
- 2 Tbsp caster sugar
- 1 lemon
- 3 Tbsp water
For the topping
- 120 g oats (about 1 cup)
- 120 g self-raising flour (about 1 cup)
- 150 g butter
- 60 g brown sugar (1/2 cup)
- 60 g granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180C
- To make the topping, whizz the oats in a food processor (about 10 seconds) until sandy. Add in the rest of the topping ingredients and whizz until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, about 20 seconds. (If you don’t have a food processor, put the flour/sugar/butter in a bowl and rub it between your fingers to make breadcrumbs. Then add in the oats and cinnamon, mixing in with your fingers.) Place aside, or put in fridge until you are ready to use.
- Place the peeled/cored/sliced apples in a 2-litre oven proof dish. Squeeze the lemon over the apples (being careful to catch any seeds). Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Place the blackberries around and then mix a bit with your hands. Add the water.
- Use your hands to place the crumble mixture evenly on top.
- Place in oven and bake at 180 until the topping is golden brown and the filling bubbling, about 45 – 50 minutes. You can loosely place a piece of aluminium foil on top if the topping starts to get too dark.
- Serve with custard, vanilla ice cream, or crème fraiche. Yum!
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