Autumn is a yucky time of year – the nights start drawing in, the weather gets properly minging with lots of grey skies and windy days, leaves fall off the trees making the likeliness of standing in dog poo a whole lot more likely as it’s hidden under all those mulchy leaves! What to do? Bring out the comfort food, and take advantage of the season’s harvest! This recipe should serve about 6-9 people depending on how big you make your portion sizes.
For fruit filling:
1 large cooking apple (or 2 medium ones)
2 punnets of blackberries (AKA brambles!)
25g light muscovado sugar
25g golden caster sugar
For the crumble:
175g plain flour
75g golden caster sugar
100g unsalted butter
Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan assisted oven) 200°C (normal oven)
Grease your pyrex dish with a teeny bit of butter (this will make it your crumble way easier to extract and your dish easier to clean later!)
To make the crumble mix, chop your butter into smaller pieces, then put your butter, flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Rub it all together with your hands until it all looks like breadcrumbs, then set to one side…
Rinse your fruit. Peel and chop your apple(s) into bite size pieces. Make sure you’ve got no leaves or anything attached to your blackberries!
Spread fruit evenly in the pyrex dish, sprinkle your sugar over the fruit.
Sprinkle your crumble mixture over the fruit til it is completely covered.
Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes until the crumble is golden and fruit is bubbling. It might need 5-10 minutes longer depending on your oven.
Bring out leave to cool a little bit, then serve with cream or ice cream (or whatever you like).
This can also be split into portions and frozen – that’s if none of your friends or relatives are helping you to eat it that day!