A warm and comforting Thermomix Blackberry and Apple Crumble which is easy to prepare and made with a handful of ingredients from a well-stocked pantry and fridge.
Today I'm bringing you yet another delicious crumble - blackberry and apple, one of my favourite flavour combinations!
The humble crumble, one of England's national treasures, has to be one of the easiest desserts to make with the help of the Thermomix to make the topping. There's not much to it, and you can pretty much any fruit you like.
Tips on How to Make
For the apples, it's often suggested to use Granny Smiths as they are tart in flavour, but I use whatever is left in the fruit bowl. They need to be cut up into 2-3cm cubes of the same size so they cook evenly.
For the blackberries, I always use frozen as they are far cheaper and are in supply all year round. There's no need to thaw them out beforehand, just put them straight into the baking dish.
To make the crumble topping in the Thermomix, it's really important not to over mix; otherwise, it can quite easily be turned into pastry! 15-25 seconds should be enough but keep an eye on it. It's also important to use chilled butter straight from the fridge.
For this recipe, I've added some oats on top for texture, but that is optional. The crumble takes 40 minutes to bake and is ready when golden brown and the blackberry and apples begin to bubble to the surface.
You can enjoy this crumble all year round, but it's especially warming to have in winter with some piping hot custard.
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For the Filling
- 2 apples, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
- 250g frozen blackberries
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the Topping
- 160 g plain flour
- 115 g chilled butter, unsalted
- 80 g brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of oats, to sprinkle on top
- Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan.
- For the Blackberry & Apple Filling: Peel and core the apples and roughly cut into 2cm cubes. Place into a medium size baking dish (mine measured 16cm x 23cm) then add the blackberries, sugar and cinnamon. Toss to combine.
- For the Crumble Topping: Weigh the flour, butter and sugar into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 15-25 sec/speed 5. (It should look a bit like sand but be careful not to over mix or it will become pastry!)
- To Assemble: Pour the crumble topping evenly over the blackberry & apple filling and press down gently with the back of a fork. Scatter over the oats.
- Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with piping hot custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This crumble can be made ahead and baked when needed.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 6gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g