Apple Crumble

SONY DSCYummy apple and blackberry crumble recipe

(All Ages)

One of our favourite activities in autumn is blackberry picking and making lot of yummy treats with them. Apple and blackberry crumble is definitely our default pudding and something all the family can help to make.



  • 900g cooking apples
  • 400g blackberries
  • 175g light brown sugar


  • 225g plain flour
  • 175g butter
  • 55g light brown sugar
  • 125g oats
  • cinnamon (optional)

First we washed the blackberries we picked and patted them dry with kitchen towel.

Next we peeled and cored the apples.

We then cut up the apples by using the slice side of the cheese grater.

Next we put the fruit in the oven proof dish and mixed it up.


Then we sprinkled on the sugar.

In a bowl we rubbed together the flour and butter until it resembled fine breadcrumbs.


Next we mixed in the oats and the sugar (you can add cinnamon at this stage if you want to).


Then we tipped the topping onto the fruit.

Finally we cooked it in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 40 minutes.

Cooking is a basic life skill and it is never too early to start teaching children about food. It is also very social, relaxing and rewarding. Literacy and numeracy skills can also be developed through cooking and baking. Reading recipes and packets helps reading and measuring ingredients helps with numbers.

Top tips:

  • Preparing the apples may be too difficult or dangerous for younger children so you might want to prepare these in advance. To stop them from going brown squirt some lemon juice over them.



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