Apple and Blackberry Crumble

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Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Apple and blackberry crumble is one of my wife’s favourite crumble recipes. It is great when you can get all the main ingredients from your own garden.

My last house used to have blackberry brambles (actually I should say was a bit overgrown with them!) and I had a nice selection of apple trees. Therefore we could make it throughout the summer months.

In the fall when the blackberries are nice and ripe this is a perfect dessert to make.

In the winter, fresh apples are always available in the supermarket and we can use frozen blackberries, which are fine. This will warm you up beautifully!

apple and blackberry tart
Here I have bought the ingredients I needed (which was actually only the apple, as I had the rest in house).

We have frozen blackberries in the freezer as we often use them to make smoothies for breakfast.

apple and blackberry pie

Crumble is great way to serve up fruit as a dessert. You can make all sorts of different flavours, depending on what you have available.

I think this simple apple and blackberry crumble recipe is better than a simple apple crumble recipe as it has the added tartness of the blackberries.

Not only does this improve the taste considerably as it gives it a sweet and sour combination, but it improves the colour no end. Look at this!

apple blackberry crumble
Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Of course, there are all sorts of other fruit crumbles you can make; summer fruit crumble, berry crumble (think of a berry!), mix and match crumble, gooseberry, plum. You pick the fruit.

blackberry and apple crumble

Crumble topping mix

The secret is getting the crumble topping right. In this crumble topping recipe we have added some flaked almonds.

This gives it a bit of a nutty taste. Also, it is important to add the sugar to the topping last, as this makes it crispier.

You could also add oats to the crumble topping mix if you wish.

apple crumble pie

How to make crumble

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

blackberry crumble recipe

This hearty dessert is a typical British pudding. A delicious mixture of sweet and tart that combines beautifully with the sweet and crunchy crumble topping. Serve up with cream or custard for a delicious end to a meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 600g apples, peeled, sliced and cored (I used Bramley cooking apples)
  • 200g Blackberries (can be frozen)
  • 30g Demerara sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 20g butter
  • For the crumble topping
  • 110g salted butter
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • 30g flaked almonds


  1. Heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Melt the demerara sugar and 20g butter in a pan. Add the apples and cook for about 6 minutes. 
  3. Then add the blackberries and the cinnamon and cook for another 3 minutes. When finished remove and place in your baking pot or tin.
  4. Meanwhile make the crumble topping:
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the butter and flour by hand, until you have a consistent texture throughout. Then add the sugar by hand until perfectly mixed.
  6. Then place the topping on top of the apple and blackberry mix.
  7. Place in the oven for about 40 minutes until the crumble is beginning to brown and the filling is bubbling.
  8. Carefully remove from oven.


Serve up with double cream, ice cream or custard.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 666Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 119gFiber: 6gSugar: 84gProtein: 6g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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2 thoughts on “Apple and Blackberry Crumble”

  1. THis recipe was delicious. I substituted half the apple for some homegrown rhubarb and added a little more sugar to the fruit to compensate. However I wonder if there is a typo in the crumble topping part of the recipe? 400g sugar seems a little much to me. I did it with 40g and it came out just fine!

    • Ruth, thank you so much for your comments. You are right about the typo – it should say 120g of sugar in the topping, not 400g! I have no idea how that happened. I have corrected it already. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!


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