This classic crumble is easy to make and a perfect recipe for the late summer months, when hedgerow blackberries are abundant.


  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Oats
  • 50g Plain white flour
  • 50g Caster sugar
  • 300g Cooking apples
  • 200g Blackberries, washed and drained
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Ground ginger to taste
  • Allspice to taste


  • STEP 1

    Peel, core and dice the apples.

  • STEP 2

    Arrange with the blackberries into the base of a medium-sized ovenproof dish. If you prefer a sweeter crumble, sprinkle the fruit with a little sugar.

  • STEP 3

    In a large bowl, using your fingertips, mix the sugar, oats, flour, spices and butter until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour.

  • STEP 4

    Spread the topping over the fruit evenly, making sure all the fruit is covered.

  • STEP 5

    Bake at 180°C for about 45 mins, or until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling up.

Serve hot with ice cream, custard or cream.

Recipe by Richard Aslan.