Crunchy Nut ‘Black Apple’ Crumble
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1) Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan / Gas mark 6.
2) Place the apples in a large ovenware dish (1.6 litre).
3) Squeeze over the lemon juice, then gently stir in the blackberries, sugar and spices.
4) For the crumble, rub in the flour and oats to make a coarse crumbly mixture.
5) Stir in the sugar, almonds and lemon zest.
6) Chop up the marzipan and dot it over the fruit evenly in the dish.
7) Sprinkle over the crumble mixture.
8) Place the dish on a baking tray and bake for about 45 minutes or until the topping is golden and fruit is juicy and tender.

Serve with custard or ice cream.
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Crunchy Nut ‘Black Apple’ Crumble

I personally don’t think you ever have too many apple crumble recipes and this one is completely different from any of my other creations; and another family favourite to make time and time again.

It is made with a gooey filling of blackberries and apple, hence the ‘Black apple’ title and topped with chopped marzipan and a crunchy coating of an almond crumble.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes
Serves: 10 people


6 large Granny Smith apples
Juice of 1 lemon
300g blackberries
50g demerara sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
100g marzipan

Crumble Topping

150g butter/ non dairy margarine – cut into cubes
200g plain flour
200g oats
50g demerara sugar
100g skin-on almonds – roughly chopped
Zest of 2 lemons
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