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Now in my opinion, you can’t beat a good crumble. Usually good for autumn & winter, but it’s perfect for our ‘summer’ at the minute! We had acquired some fresh apples & blackberries so I thought I would use them together in a crumble for Sunday dessert. The oats in the topping make it extra crunchy.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 250 g blackberries
  • 4 large apples, cored, peeled & diced
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice


  • 240 g plain flour
  • 120 g butter, room temperature
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 50 g porridge oats


  • Preheat the oven to gas 5/375F/190C.
  • In the bottom of a large baking dish, place the blackberries & apples making sure they are spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon, mixed spice, and sugar evenly over the fruit.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, butter, sugar, and oats until they resemble breadcrumbs. Get your hands right in there!
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the fruit, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until the topping is crunchy and golden brown.
  • Enjoy (with custard or ice cream)!
This is my entry to the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014, theme of dessert – linking up with Mummy Mishaps (though I’m not out for a star baker accolade this week as this is nowhere near the featured recipes – just something I knocked up on Sunday and I won’t have time now before I go away to do one of those – enjoy anyway!).

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

I’m a mum to two handsome boys. They’re both diagnosed autistic but that only makes them different, not less. Barney, a Frenchie x Beagle, is my furbaby. Owner of a husband too!

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  1. That looks perfect, frankly. I will have a bowl, please. And seconds. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I've pinned this post to my food board and a tweet will go out later 🙂

  2. It looks gorgeous – exactly my type of dessert.

  3. It looks great! I love everything with crumbles 🙂

  4. The crumble looks amazing seasonal too! X

  5. you are so right a crumble is hard to beat in the winter months , blackberry and apple is the best one too
    thank you for linking up x

  6. As we wrap up our winter this will be a great dessert to finish off our last cool nights!

  7. This looks great. LOVE crumble with custard 🙂 x

  8. oh I do love a crumble…I haven't had a blackberry crumble for ages. I must rectify that soon

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