Blackberry, Apple and Pear Crumble

13 Sep

I can’t really give you a very detailed recipe for this crumble, as it’s one of the dishes that I literally just chuck it all in and hope for the best. However, it’s so easy to make and long as you don’t burn it it nearly always turns out okay.

So go on, why not give it a go? Just chuck all the ingredients together and get your hands dirty!


Blackberry, Apple and Pear Crumble, Rachel Style!


  • Blackberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Flour
  • Sugar (caster and brown)
  • Butter

1. To make the crumble topping you need to rub cubes of butter into flour with your fingers, just like you’re making pastry. I normally just estimate the flour and then keep rubbing in cubes of butter until I have a consistency of very fine breadcrumbs.

Then add some sugar to the mixture and work it through. I don’t like sharp, cooked fruit so I always put loads of caster sugar in. The amount you add is optional depending on taste.


2. Peel and cut up the apples and pears into smallish chunks. Boil a pan of water with sugar and put the cubes of apple into it for a few minutes (it may be worth adding the pears too depending on how ripe they are). When the fruit is soft drain the water.


3. Pop all of the fruit into your crumble dish. I tend to mash it up a bit with a fork so it’s nice and squishy when it comes out of the oven but it just depends on your taste. I also sprinkle some sugar over the fruit.


4. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit (about half an inch thick) and then sprinkle some brown sugar over the top to help it brown.

Whack it in the oven at about 180° for about 30-40 minutes. But keep an eye on it because these instructions are just sketchy and it will depend on how big your crumble is!


Yum! Perfect to enjoy with Uno Stacko!


4 Responses to “Blackberry, Apple and Pear Crumble”

  1. PonyGirl September 14, 2008 at 4:16 am #

    Too funny, I was just looking for this recipe! I made something similar and just popped it into the oven. I picked blackberries at my sister’s farm today. I have never tried a cobbler. I hope I had enough berries! The batter sure tasted sweet! 😉

  2. Tom Radford September 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    I like your blog, it has tasty recipies on it!

  3. Gill Cooke September 30, 2008 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi Rachel – replace half the flour with porridge oats, add a few chopped walnuts, a dash of cinnamon or ginger exchange the sugar for fructose – and you have a lower GL crumble (not that you and Josh have to worry about your weight) – you can add in crunchy peanut butter or honey too – or coconut if you like it – I love crumbles!

  4. kayla November 3, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    very awesome blog some how i found you looking for things on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia. I wish you nothing but the best.

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