Not to be Sniffed at ….. Apple and Blackberry Crumble

This is a real classic but not often made in these days of shop bought tarts and cakes. It’s difficult to beat this though, with the buttery crunchy crumb over fruit that’s melted down and oozing with juicy blackberryness.


The fruit can off course be swopped about to suit the seasons, rhubarb. gooseberries, all sorts of summer fruits, but blackberries always inspire us to make this.

Known as “Nana’s crumble’ in our house. We all phone and email my Mum to ask her for this recipe. It is very simple to make but we always forget the recipe in between the blackberry seasons = which my Mum finds pretty strange as we’re meant to be able to cook.

As always I couldn’t find the recipe but luckily Darragh had it stashed on his fb accounr so here it is straight from the horses mouth!

‘it’s a very straight forward recipe darragh, hope you like it.175grms of flour, 75grms butter, 75grms of demerera sugar, rub butter and sugar into flour until it is like breadcrumbs,pour this over cooked and cold apples( cook cooking apples with a bit of sugar) now bake in a hot oven temp 180c for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Good luck, let me know how you get on! Love Nana.

We cooked the apples and scattered  blackberries over the top before adding the crumble

Delicious every time!

We’ll be making this at the harvest class this weekend.

There are two places free so if you would like to join us please get in touch. We’ll be making chutney, soups, salads, easy dinner dishes and something sweet with the seasonal produce

About lettercollumkitchenproject

A cook that gardens. Sun addict. Not a good addiction in West Cork hence the travel addiction. Add in a splotch of kitchen snooping while away, a big walled organic garden while home and a kitchen full of a bit of everything. Runs an organic bakery/delicatessen/food shop with her husband using food from the garden and the years of accumulated kitchen snooping. Check out the shop and garden at View all posts by lettercollumkitchenproject

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