Apple and blackberry crumble squares

These easy-to-make crumble squares are perfect for a summer picnic.

Apple and blackberry crumble squares (Photo by: manyakotic via Getty Images)
Published: July 22nd, 2019 at 4:31 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy

Like classic fruit crumble but in a cuttable, transportable bar, these delicious crumble squares are perfect for a summer picnic.


  • 2 Cooking apples (about 550-600g whole weight) peeled, cored & diced
  • 150g Blackberries
  • 2tbsp Granulated sugar, adjust to taste
  • 100ml Water
  • 200g Butter, softened
  • 200g Light brown sugar
  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g Porridge oats
  • 20×30 cm tin, about 2cm deep. greased & lined with baking paper


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Add the apple, blackberries, sugar and water to a medium pan. Cover and simmer gently until soft – about 8-10 minutes. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Whizz together the butter and sugar in a food processor until creamed, then add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and pulse until combined; the mixture will be quite crumbly.

  • STEP 4

    Lastly, add the oats and pulse again until mixed. Tip about two thirds of the crumble mix into the prepared tin and press down well with the back of a spoon. Spread the fruit all over the base evenly.

  • STEP 5

    Sprinkle over the remaining crumble mixture then bake for 25 minutes until the top is crisp and golden.

  • STEP 6

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin before cutting into squares.

Recipe by Genevieve Taylor.


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