Autumn is a great time for fruit and if you are fortunate enough to have blackberries growing in your garden (I have a thornless one) or somewhere you can go and pick them wild then there are lots of delicious things you can make with them. One of my favourites is Blackberry & Apple Crumble. I made this with windfall apples.
Fill a deep oven-proof dish half to two thirds full with fruit. I used 3 green apples, sliced, and a big handful of blackberries.
I don’t add any sugar to the fruit because I like the tartness contrasting with the sweetness in the crumble, but add some if you prefer it sweeter.
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
75g Butter, melted
In a bowl, mix together all the dry crumble ingredients and stir in the melted butter until well combined. Spoon over the top of the fruit. Cook at 180C for 30 mins or until crisp and golden.
Serve with your choice of yoghurt, custard, cream or icecream.
* this is a good amount of crumble for the 20cm dish I used but the quantities can be easily adjusted. For this and other combination ideas see my earlier post on Fruit Crumble.