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  • 50g of plain flour

  • 150g of wholemeal flour

  • 150g of Demerara sugar

  • 150g of unsalted butter

  • 2tbsp of dark rum

  • 4 cooking apples (peeled and cut in large chunks)

  • 250g of fresh (use frozen when out of season) blackberries

  • 2tbsp of cracked wholemeal flour


  • 1.

    In a bowl rub together the flour with the butter.

  • 2.

    Add the sugar. Don t over mix it. It must be crumbly!!

  • 3.

    In an oven proof dish, place the apples and the blackberries.

  • 4.

    Sprinkle the rum over the fruit.

  • 5.

    Cover with the crumble mixture, making sure you’ve got some large bits.

  • 6.

    Sprinkle the wholemeal over the top

  • 7.

    Place in a hot oven (180 C) for 35min till the crumble is golden and you can test with a knife than the apples are cooked.

  • 8.

    Serve hot with crème fraiche or "a l Anglaise!!"- with custard.

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