Homemade fruit crumble

So it’s Father’s Day here in the UK tomorrow, but we’ll be spending the day out and about so I decided to make my dad a special dinner this evening instead. I made Steak with new potatoes, greens and Sweet potato fries for main and decided to make my own fruit crumble for dessert.

I’ve never actually made a crumble myself before so it was a whole new experience for me, but it turned out really well and everyone loved it, so I’m pretty darn proud of myself right now! ✌️

So let’s get started on how I made it! 

First of all, you need your ingredients:

  • Cooking apples/bramley apples
  • Fresh Blackberries 
  • Caster sugar
  • Butter 
  • Cinnamon

Please note that I did have the cheat with the crumble topping because I ran out of time to make it myself, but it’s easily self made with plain flour, unsalted butter and brown sugar mixed into a bowl until it forms a crumbly mixture.

First of all, we need to prepare the apples by peeling them and cutting them into 2 inch pieces, taking care to remove the core and pips. These chunks then need to be transferred to a large pot on the stove. Heat the stove to high heat and pour over around 2 cups of water and half a cup of caster sugar and stir in. Allow the apples to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  

When the apples become slightly mushy, stir in half s tablespoon of ground cinnamon and gentle simmer for another minute before transferring the apples to your oven dish. Place the blackberries randomly through the apple mixture and stir in.

 

Now all that’s left is to add a thick layer of crumble topping and lightly pat it down. I sprinkled a little bit of ground cinnamon on top of my crumble top to give it a little extra flavour too. 

Now pop it in the oven and bake on Gas Mark 4 or 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the crumble is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling at the edges of the dish, then serve! 

  
It goes best with warm custard but can be enjoyed equally with ice cream or even on it’s own. It’s so easy to make, and was a real hit with my family, so give it a try!

 
Enjoy!

 

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