Recipe of the Month – September: Apple and Blackberry Crumble

We are so lucky in Cornwall to always have an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables, especially coming into Autumn. With all the fantastic deli’s and farm shops around you won’t find it difficult to source some delish, seasonal, local ingredients. For this month, it just has to be a delicious crumble!

Ingredients

Filling:
– 2 Large cooking apples
– 3 eating apples
– 250g blackberries
– 125g caster sugar

Crumble:
– 240g plain flour
– 150g salter butter
– 125g demerara sugar

To serve:
– Cornish clotted cream
– Clotted cream vanilla ice cream
– Fresh custard

3 ingredient fudge

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees or 170 if you have a fan oven!
  2. Make your crumble! Cube your butter and add it to a mixing bowl with your flour and a pinch of salt. Rub the mixture between your finders until it resembles breadcrumbs, then keep rubbing until it forms into small clumps.
  3. Once your crumble mixture looks like this, stir in your demerara sugar
  4. Peel and core your bramley apples, then cut into thin slices and add into a mixing bowl. Repeat this with you eating apples then add the blackberries and mix
  5. Add your caster sugar to the mix and leave aside for 20 minutes then give one last stir through
  6. Put your fruit mixture into your baking dish and then spoon on your crumble mix evenly over the top
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit mixture below
  8. Leave to rest for at least 10 minutes (so you don’t burn your tongue!)
  9. Finally, time to serve! Be sure to have your crumble with a generous serving of some Cornish clotted cream, clotted cream vanilla ice cream or some fresh custard!

Where to source your local ingredients?

For your local, seasonal ingredients to add your own Cornish twist to this delicious apple and blackberry crumble we’d recommend heading to Trevaskis Farm for the day.  Here you have the option to stroll around their fantastic farm lands and pick your own fresh produce, taking it to the farm shop to be weighed and pay after.
In September you should find rows of deliciously ripe blackberries and apples to fill your basket and as for the other key ingredients, you’ll be able to find all you need in their farm shop, boasting the best of all things local!

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