Recipe: Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Posted by Becky

Here is the crumble recipe. The original was from Nigel Slater in the Sainsbury’s magazine. The calories would be even lower if oil was used. It would be possible to soften the apples in oil, however I don’t know how it would be to run into the flour to make the crumble.


500g Bramley apples, peeled and cored
10 g butter
150g blackberries
1 packet sweet and low sweetener

For the crumble:
40 g cold butter, cubed
100g plain flour
5 packets sweet n low


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. (no need to grease the baking dish) Cut the apples into large chunks and put them into a pan with the butter. (you could use oil here or even apple juice) Over a moderate heat, soften the apples. When they are soft but still keeping their shape, take off the heat and add the sugar, if desired.

Now make the crumble. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips or a food processor. Stir in the sugar. Add a few drops of water and shake the bowl so that a few large crumbs appear. Tip on top of the fruit letting it sit loosely; don’t pack it down. Bake in the over for 35 minutes till the crumbs are golden

Calories: 243/serving (makes 4 serviings)


3 thoughts on “Recipe: Apple and Blackberry Crumble

  1. To reduce the calories even more, you could omit the 10g butter to soften the fruit. If they need a liquid at all, you could use lemon juice or water.

  2. Yep, I would soften the apples without butter and maybe even add a bit of cinnamon.

    I can’t see you can use anything but butter (or lard – worse!) for the crumble, though.

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