Home Comforts; Apple & Blackberry Crumble

An easy at home Apple & Blackberry crumble recipe, the perfect winter warmer! - Words & photography by Kate...

There’s no better feeling than the feeling a hot fruit crumble brings. The instant fulfillment and warmth wraps around you like a giant hug, each spoonful tastes better than the last and if by magic the thought of not being able to squeeze into your new skinny jeans tomorrow morning just vanishes.

The hedgerows are jam packed with Blackberries at the moment, don’t let them go to waste, pair them with crisp, juicy Bramley apples and a dusting of sugary goodness. Thank me later. Time to get picking!




+ 2 Large Bramley Apples

+ 170g Blackberries

+ 2 ½ TBSP White Sugar

+ 1 TBSP Lemon Juice


+ 125g Plain Flour

+ 50g Light Brown Soft Sugar

+ 50g Porridge Oats

+ 100g Unsalted Butter (Chilled)

+ 50g Chopped Hazelnuts

+ ½ TSP Vanilla Bean Paste



  1. Preheat oven to 200c (use temperature converter depending on your own oven) Peel and Chop your Apples into 2cm Chunks. Stir in Lemon juice, white sugar and a pinch of salt. Add the Blackberries and mix together, pop mixture into an ovenproof dish and drizzle over your Vanilla bean paste.
  1. For the crumble topping simply add Flour, Light brown Sugar, Porridge Oats and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Chop butter into cubes and add into the mixture. Using your fingers rub the butter in until everything looks like breadcrumbs, you don’t want it too fine in texture, keep some lumps in!! Sprinkle the nuts in and gently toss (Ahem).
  2. Gently push your fruit down making it as flat as possible then scatter over your crumble topping making sure every piece of fruit is covered and you have an even layer.
  3. Pop in the oven and bake for 40mins regularly checking to make sure it’s not burning.
  4. Remove from oven once golden brown on top and the fruit is bubbling inside. Serve with Custard or Cream and Enjoy!

Et voila, there we have it! Some yummy easy-to-bake home comfort crumble! What's your go-to comfort food in the winter? Anything we need to try?

*Words & photography by our lovely Kate!


  1. Josie 30th September 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Mmm totally feeling some crumble right now! This recipe is perfect for the coming Autumnal weather and I always love the feeling of going out blackberry and apple picking, reminds me of when I was a kid!



    • Hayley 30th September 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Same! I used to go Blackberry picking with my dad ALL the time! Looks so delicious doesn’t it? Such yummy home comfort food! 🙂 x

  2. Lauren Rose 1st October 2016 / 6:56 pm

    This looks amazing, will definitely be trying the recipe out 🙂 x

    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:08 am

      Do it! Super simple and the results are SO yummy! x

  3. Katie 3rd October 2016 / 2:59 am

    This looks incredible! I’m definitely going to have to try this out for myself! You can’t beat a bit of comfort food at this time of year, can you? x

    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:09 am

      Exactly babes – nothing beats it! Let us know how you get on! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:09 am

      Let us know how you get on love 🙂 x

  4. Immy May 3rd October 2016 / 12:56 pm

    There is nothing better than a crumble in the Autumn, is there?! This looks SO gorgeous, I may have to make it this weekend It will do down a right treat after a roast! Oofft. Immy x


    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:09 am

      Couldn’t agree more lovely! Proper home made food in the Winter is what it’s ALL about! Love your thinking haha 😉 x

    • Hayley 4th October 2016 / 11:10 am

      I love how it’s super easy too, it’s the perfect recipe for anyone! 🙂 x

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