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How to Make Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Updated on September 29, 2012
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Recipies for New Parents

Caring for a newborn baby is an all-consuming task. Cooking elaborate recipies requires time and close attention - two things that are seemingly incompatible with parenthood! But just because you have to go and change your little one or give them a feed every 15 minutes doesn't mean you have to sacrifice nutritious food for takeaways or microwave meals.

You don't even have to forgoe home-made desserts - there are plenty of recipies for fantastic tasting deserts that are simple to make, taste delicious and can be made in stages. Ideal if you have to fuss over your child for half an hour in the middle of cooking. This recipe for apple and raspberry crumble can be made in several stages and uses quick-and-easy measurements. We use tablespoons when making this dish as one heaped tablespoon is roughly equivalent to one ounce. It makes for a great dessert but also as an energy kick when running on empty!

My favourite ways to plate this meal include:

  • With a dash of single cream
  • With a serving of hot custard
  • With a dollop of double cream on top, or with vanilla ice cream

Always eat this meal when hot. It can be reheated for another day

A delicious dessert with 2 servings of fruit. Easy to make and easy to set aside
A delicious dessert with 2 servings of fruit. Easy to make and easy to set aside | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Punnet Raspberries
  • 2 Large Cooking Apples
  • 8 Tablespoons Plain Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Soft Margarine/butter
  • 6-8 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Pot Custard or Single Cream

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A healthy(ish) desert - you need raspberries, cooking apples, flour, margarine and sugarStart by making your breadcrumbs. Add your flour, margarine and sugar into a mixing bowlKnead your ingredients together with your hands. This is great fun, but messy. If you want to keep your hands clean, put your ingredients into a blenderKeep kneading your mix until you have the consistency and texture of breadcrumbsPeel your cooking applesThen cut them into half, and then into strips around a cm thickPlace these into a pyrex cooking dishTip in your punnet of strawberriesAdd another layer of apple on top and sprinkle with sugarAdd your breadcrumbs to the top of your dishDust the top of the dish with sugarPlace in the oven for 40 minutes at 200C until the crumble topping has crisped and brownedServe with helping of cream or custard!
A healthy(ish) desert - you need raspberries, cooking apples, flour, margarine and sugar
A healthy(ish) desert - you need raspberries, cooking apples, flour, margarine and sugar | Source
Start by making your breadcrumbs. Add your flour, margarine and sugar into a mixing bowl
Start by making your breadcrumbs. Add your flour, margarine and sugar into a mixing bowl | Source
Knead your ingredients together with your hands. This is great fun, but messy. If you want to keep your hands clean, put your ingredients into a blender
Knead your ingredients together with your hands. This is great fun, but messy. If you want to keep your hands clean, put your ingredients into a blender | Source
Keep kneading your mix until you have the consistency and texture of breadcrumbs
Keep kneading your mix until you have the consistency and texture of breadcrumbs | Source
Peel your cooking apples
Peel your cooking apples | Source
Then cut them into half, and then into strips around a cm thick
Then cut them into half, and then into strips around a cm thick | Source
Place these into a pyrex cooking dish
Place these into a pyrex cooking dish | Source
Tip in your punnet of strawberries
Tip in your punnet of strawberries | Source
Add another layer of apple on top and sprinkle with sugar
Add another layer of apple on top and sprinkle with sugar | Source
Add your breadcrumbs to the top of your dish
Add your breadcrumbs to the top of your dish | Source
Dust the top of the dish with sugar
Dust the top of the dish with sugar | Source
Place in the oven for 40 minutes at 200C until the crumble topping has crisped and browned
Place in the oven for 40 minutes at 200C until the crumble topping has crisped and browned | Source
Serve with helping of cream or custard!
Serve with helping of cream or custard! | Source

Apple and Raspberry Crumble Recipe

  1. You can make this dish in any order, but it is easier to make the crumble topping first. If you need to stop in the middle of the recipe, this means nothing has time to spoil.
  2. Knead the flour, margarine and sugar in a bowl until you make breadcrumbs. If you are struggling for time or don't want to get your hands dirty (as you may suddenly have to attend to a bawling baby) you can pop the ingredients into the blender.
  3. Once the breadcrumbs are ready, pop them to one side and prepare your filling. Peel your apples then cut them in half
  4. Cut your apples into cm strips and then place a layer of them on the bottom of a pyrex dish
  5. Thoroughly wash your raspberries and then pour on top of your apple layer
  6. Add a second apple layer to your pyrex dish. Sprinkle the top with a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  7. Pour your crumble breadcrumbs over your fruit until the breadcrumbs are level with the top of your dish. Sprinkle the top of your breadcrumbs with a tablespoon of sugar
  8. Place the dish inthe oven at 200C for around 40minutes until the fruit has reduced and the crumble topping has browned
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Then serve, perhaps with some cream or a portion of custard.

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    • Melovy profile image

      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      Crumble is a big favourite in our household, and you are right it's possible to make it while tending a baby. Mixing the topping in the blender is a good idea.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like an easy and delicious recipe, especially when it's served with custard. I haven't made a crumble in a long time. I'm looking forward to trying this one!

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      Nettlemere 4 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      I love blackberry and apple crumbles but never thought to try with raspberries, so will definitely use this recipe.

      Marcy would you not use the term crumble at all in the USA? I haven't come across the word crisp as a dessert word before, I was thinking it would be very confusing, then I remembered you use chips for what we call crisps, so obviously won't be getting confused at all. Oh dear, brain meltdown!

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      Another yummy dessert. I have all the ingredients except raspberries. Looks like it is time to go to Costco. They have very good raspberries there.

      Voted up!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Oooh - the combinations of flavors here look so good! I love 'crumbles' and 'crisps' for dessert (I think the USA term is 'crisps' ??). There's something comforting about the sweet, warm taste and the slight crunch. I'm becoming hooked on raspberries this year - we have had some wonderful fresh shipments in the stores.

      Voted up and up!