So it’s my birthday, well it was my birthday. Procrastination as usual got the better of me and every time I’d sit down to write this post, I always got distracted. Maybe I’m in denial about getting another year older. Birthdays always make me question, “What am I doing with my life?” Of course for the most part, my life is exactly where I want it to be, No where in particular. However there are other aspects that I believe could and should be improved upon. Perhaps it is the year of change, the year I finally get off my arse and go and hunt down what I want… but for now lets all celebrate my birthday with this apple-berry crumble. I’m usually terrible at making desserts, perhaps that’s because I’d rather another beer than a plate of dessert? Or perhaps my place is with savouries. Either way this is one of the more simple ‘anyone can make’ desserts. Enjoy and wherever you are have a beer for me 🙂
Apple Berry Crumble
What you’ll need:
- 6 green cooking apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/4-cup caster sugar (its my birthday enjoy the sugar!)
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 250g punnet raspberries
- 350g punnet blueberries
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries (or blackberries)
- 60g butter
- 1/2 cup self-raising flour
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- custard or vanilla ice cream to serve (or just eat it on its own!)
- Preheat the oven to 200’c.
- Add the apples, sugar (you really want to add just enough sugar to reduce the tartness of the berries), cinnamon, 1/2 the raspberries and 1/2 the blueberries to a pie tin, cover with aluminium foil and cook for 30 minutes until everything has softened.
- Meanwhile, place the butter and flour in a food processor and process until it resembles chunky breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and brown sugar and set aside.
- One the apples and berries have softened, remove from the oven and add all remaining berries. Give it a good mix (this will give you a nice contrast between stewed berries and just cooked berries).
- Top with the crumble mixture, reduce the oven temperature to 180’c and cook for 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with custard, vanilla ice-cream or wash it down with a nice cold beer.