Apple and Blueberry Crumble

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And the British Weeks roar on. Since summer is here now and with it all the lovely flavours of freshly picked fruit, I thought I move on to a British dessert. The crumble!

After the two weeks we were away on holiday, the supermarkets have suddenly been filled with every kind of summer fruit and we couldn’t resist but grab a big box of blueberries. Oh how I cherish them. The sweet, little balls of divine! Of course the majority was gobbled away instantly, I nevertheless managed to hide some 50g for my Apple and Blueberry Crumble. Now, I didn’t know if this was going to work at all, but since I love both apples and blueberry and I had both in stock, I thought “why not!”.

So the crumble it is. At first I wasn’t sure if this is a British dessert after all. Since I’ve started the British Weeks I have been proven wrong so many times. I thought fudge was British (it’s American), or that cheesecake was American (it’s originally Greek, but yes, I guess the modern version is still very much American) and worst of all I thought cinnamon rolls were Swiss (I guess I am so used to them), but nooo they’re Swedish in origin. Yes, I have been quite wrong indeed. But then again I think I associate food with the country I ate it in first and automatically assume that this is were it comes from. It’s been an eye opener.

So let’s get back to my crumble. Now apparently all British (it must be true, Wikipedia says so.. 🙂 ).

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Apple and Blueberry Crumble

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
150g all-purpose flour
80g brown sugar
100g butter
50g blueberries
175g apples
1 pinch of cinnamon

1. Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl.

2. Rub butter cubes (one at a time) into the mixture until it resembles bread crumbs.

3. Cut the apple into dices and mix with the blueberries.

4. Sprinkle with a mix of a pinch of flour, cinnamon and sugar.

5. Add the fruit mixture into a ovenproof dish and sprinkle the crumble mix on top.

Bake at 180° for 45 minutes until the fruit starts to bubble and the crumbs are nicely browned. I served it with a good dollop of cream.

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I just love the hot melted fruit with the crumbly sugar, flour and butter mix on top. And I think the colour came out very nice as well. Since I added some blueberries, they turned the whole dish into a dark purple, which I think looks great (and tastes great too).

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I know this is meant as a dessert. But we had a bit of a stressful day today and instead of making lunch, we just had some crumble. I believe everybody deserves a treat once in a while and we might have just used ours up for a while. Scrumdideliumptious! 🙂

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