Family Foraging - more reasons to celebrate Autumn

Monday, September 17, 2007

Posted by Amanda at Little Foodies

I know, I know... it's just that I love Autumn... We've now been out for several Autumnal walks which have incorporated a little foodie foraging along the way. Our best haul were lots of yummy blackberries and I do believe I promised a blackberry recipe in my last post.

Blackberry and Apple Crumble (could serve 8)
3-4 cups of blackberries
2-3 cups of peeled, chopped cooking apples
2 cups of fruit juice
200g/7oz plain flour
125g/4.5oz butter cut into cubes (I use whatever we have, salted or unsalted)
75g/3oz caster sugar (we use unrefined)
2 dessertspoons of brown sugar
(Extra sugar if you like your fruit to be sweet too. We prefer it to be slightly tart and therefore do not add sugar to the fruit).

Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 5
You could use one large ovenproof bowl or individual bowls.
Into the ovenproof bowl add washed blackberries and chopped apples and the fruit juice. (If you like your fruit to be sweet then sprinkle some sugar over the top of the fruit, we prefer it to taste slightly tart and therefore don't add sugar).
In a separate, large mixing bowl add the flour and cubes of butter and with your hands rub them together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the caster sugar and give it a quick mix with your hands. Add the brown sugar and quick mix. Sprinkle this over the fruit and then cook in the oven for approximately 30-45 minutes until the top is a lovely golden brown colour.

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i envy those who can gett blackberries directly from the bush. lovely recipe.

bee said...
September 17, 2007 at 4:36:00 PM GMT+2  

Crumbles seem to go with any berries and almost any fruit!

Suganya said...
September 17, 2007 at 7:10:00 PM GMT+2  

I miss blackberry picking! I went blueberry picking this weekend instead so I might try your recipe with those. Sounds delicious!

Helene said...
September 17, 2007 at 7:58:00 PM GMT+2  

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