Apple Blackberry Crumble

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Yield: enough for 6 to 8 persons
Prep Time: 
15 min.

This version of the famous English dessert has delighted customers at Gopal’s Restaurant in Melbourne for many years. Succulent stewed apples, folded with fresh blackberries, are baked with a buttery, crunchy topping and served with cream or hot custard.

This recipe is from Kurma Dasa's book "Great Vegetarian Dishes".

6 medium green apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) fresh blackberries (or try raspberries, loganberries or boysenberries)
1 tablespoon (20 ml) sugar
1 tablespoon (20 ml) fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup (185ml) raw oats
1/2 cup (125 ml) unbleached plain flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) wholemeal flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) raw sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) melted butter

1) Place the sliced apples along with a sprinkle of water in a heavy 4-litre/quart saucepan. Cook covered over moderate heat until the apples soften. Fold in the fresh berries, one tablespoon (20 ml) sugar, and lemon juice.

2) In a bowl, combine the raw oats, unbleached plain flour, wholemeal flour, raw sugar, brown sugar and melted butter, rubbing in the butter until a course meal-like consistency is achieved.

3) Spread the cooked apples and berries in the bottom of a 20 cm (18-inch) ovenproof baking dish. Without pressing down, spoon on all the topping.

4) Place the dish in the top one-third of a preheated 180 C/355 F oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Serve hot.

This recipe is from Kurma Dasa's book "Great Vegetarian Dishes". **In the pictured crumble, blueberries were substituted for blackberries**


In the recipe ingredients

In the recipe ingredients there is no listing for wholemeal flour, yet on step number #2 the 3rd ingredient listed to combine is whole meal flour?

oops. Sorry that ingredient

oops. Sorry that ingredient was left out for some reason. I have added it now as it should be. Thanks for letting me know!

Apple Blackberry Crumble

Fantastic dish. The cookbook by Kurma Dasa is a must have. Hare Krsna - Jnana

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