Comforting Orchard Crumble RecipePosted on Oct 14, 2014
With the weather turning and the inevitable click on of the heating my thoughts are turning to comfort food! With this years glut of delicious blackberries I have found myself foraging in the hedgerows like never before! It was during one such picking trip that I also stumbled across an apple tree, boasting lovely ripe and sweet apples just waiting to be picked having filled my bag I headed home with thoughts of one thing CRUMBLE.
There is nothing (to me) that screams comfort food like a bowl of hot fruit crumble. The recipe below has the addition of rolled oats that give the crumble topping added crunch with a cookie style chewiness that’s truly mmmoreish……..
Oven temp 180C
2x Apples (of the eating variety)
1x punnet blackberries
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1tsp mixed spice
2x tbs cold water
200g Plain Flour
40g Porridge oats
25g Caster Sugar
25g light Brown Sugar
Peel and chop your apples into fairly chunky slices then pop them into a pan over a gently heat with the sugar, mixed spice and water. Leave to simmer so the apples are softened but not breaking up, once at this stage remove from the heat and set aside.
Weigh out the butter and flour then get your hands in and sprinkle between your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Now stir in the sugar and oats.
Put your apple mix into a deep baking dish and scatter over the blackberries. Now completely cover the fruit with your crumble mix, making sure that the fruit is completely covered. Press down as you go to seal the sides of the crumble.
Put the crumble into your preheated over for 30-35mins or until golden brown
Now all you have to do is decide on your crumbles bowl buddy… I’m an ice-cream girl as I love the hot/cold combo but you may be a custard, cream or all three type…Whatever gives you the most comfort of these windswept days if fine by me!