Recipe: Hannah’s Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Blackberry picking is becoming a family tradition. We love going for a long walk, tupperware tubes at the ready to forage for lots of blackberries. I swear the children eat more than we pick, and we always come home covered in purple blackberry juice, scratches from the brambles and nettle stings, but we are always proud of our haul!

My favourite part is batch cooking the excess blackberries and freezing ready for winter. It somehow feels more appropriate to be eating a filling warm pudding as the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping.

Better yet, as the blackberries and apples can be foraged, this delicious recipe costs pennies to make.

Hannah’s oaty blackberry and apple crumble

For the Filling

3-5 apples, sliced thinly or chopped into small cubes
300g blackberries
2 tsp cinnamon
75g sugar
100ml water

For the Crumble Topping

220g plain flour (you may need to add more flour to get the right breadcrumb consistency)
2tsp cinnamon
80g soft brown sugar
80g sugar
40g porridge oats
120g butter (unsalted)


  1. Add all the filling ingredients to a pan and simmer on a low heat for 15 mins.
  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon, both sugars and oats together in a bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Pour the filling mix into a oven-proof dish and add the the crumble mix on top
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas 4 and bake the crumble for about 30 mins, or until golden.

Top tips

To freeze the filling for use later in the year, cool and freeze after step 1.
We use margarine if we have no butter, but find we need to add more flour.

Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble
Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble
Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble Hannah's Oaty Blackberry and Apple Crumble
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  1. Sneaky Veg August 25, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    What a lovely looking crumble! We eat a lot of crumble around here as it’s one of the only ways I can get my picky five year old to eat fruit – I can’t remember if I’ve made blackberry and apple or not though, so must definitely try your recipe out now that blackberry season is upon us. Thanks for linking up to #cookblogshare this week.

    • Hannah August 27, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

      My children can be picky with crumbles, but they were asking for seconds with this one, success! I have a picky 5 year old too, fruit-wise he will only eat apples, the blackberries turn the filling an absolutely gorgeous colour x

  2. cocoandlentil August 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Looks deliciously warm and comforting and definitely one to put on the winter recipe list. Given the weather over the last couple of days, I think I’ll be making it very soon! Thanks for sharing #TastyTuesdays

    • Hannah August 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      The weather has been awful here too, I am looking forward to spring already, thanks for visiting xx

  3. Wave to Mummy August 26, 2015 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    I made a oaty blackberry apple crumble too this week, hah, great minds think alike! And foraged blackberries too 🙂 Lovely recipe here 🙂 #cookblogshare

    • Hannah August 27, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Definitely great minds think alike! Your crumble looks beautiful too, i will be trying your crumble topping mix next time we bake. I love your photos xx

  4. Honest Mum August 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Wow wee we love crumble here too and yours looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuedays x

    • Hannah August 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you, and thanks for commenting 🙂 X

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