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Blackberry and Apple Cobnut Crumble

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Crumble is one of those puddings that everyone loves. I mean EVERYONE. What's not to love! It is such a warming and delicious dessert and this recipe is such a great way to celebrate the coming of cooler months through food!

Crumbles are a very versatile pudding and can be made using so many different fruits and flavours. In this recipe, I've used Blackberries and Apples, which are in season right now and work so well in a crumble, it's such a classic combo! To take this crumble to another level, I've added in Kentish Cobnuts into the crumble mixture, for an extra crunch and to add a lovely nutty flavour to the pudding. Cobnuts are in season right now and they are such a delicious nut. They taste similar to a hazelnut but so much more yummy! I picked mine up from Borough Market. You may find them in a local farmers market near you and you can find them online as well. However, if you can't find cobnuts as they can be tricky to find, you can use hazelnuts and will do the trick!

Serves 4-6 people

You will need a medium oven proof dish or deep baking tray.


For the crumble topping:

260g Plain Flour

200g Butter, cold and diced

170g Demerara Sugar

40g Oats

2 tsp. Mixed Spice

1 tsp. Salt

30g Cobnuts

For the filling:

600g Bramley Apples

230g Blackberries

2 tsp. Demerara Sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees celsius in a fan oven.

  2. In a bowl, place all of the crumble ingredients except the cobnuts. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients, until all the butter has been mixed in and resembles a nice crumb. Mix in the chopped cobnuts and set aside until ready to use.

  3. Peel and chop the apples into 2 cm cubes, make sure they aren't too small as you will lose the texture of the apple when baked and will be too mushy.

  4. Add to the oven proof dish, as well as the blackberries, making sure all the fruit is well interspersed. Sprinkle the 2 tsp. demerara sugar over the fruit and mix to combine.

  5. Add the crumble mixture on top of the fruit. Ensuring all the fruit is covered. I like a lot of crumble on top so if you prefer less, don't put it all on! The crumble mixture will freeze well if you have any left over!

  6. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes until the crumble is nice and golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream, creme fraiche, custard, cream or whatever takes your fancy! The options are endless!


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