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Recipe

Mixed berry and apple crumble

Filled with warming spices like cinnamon and star anise, this mixed berry and apple crumble is perfect for those chilly winter evenings

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Crumble topping
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 60 gram butter, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, chopped
Mixed berry and apple crumble
  • 410 gram can pie apples, drained
  • 400 gram can berry combo, drained, reserving syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 star anise (optional)
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • thick cream, to serve

Method

Mixed berry and apple crumble
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease 4 x 1-cup ovenproof dishes.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine apple, berries, cinnamon and mixed spice. Set aside.
  • 3
    Make crumble topping.
  • 4
    In a medium saucepan, combine reserved berry syrup with sugar and star anise. Bring to the boil and simmer 4-5 minutes until thickened slightly. Remove star anise. Mix gently into apple mixture. Spoon into prepared dishes.
  • 5
    Bake 5-10 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with crumble. Dust with icing sugar. Top with thick cream.
Crumble topping
  • 6
    Place flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon in a food processor. Process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add hazelnuts and pulse until finely chopped. Sprinkle mixture on a baking tray. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden, breaking it up with a fork twice during cooking.

Notes

Use any canned fruit or berries you like for this recipe. The crumble mixture can also be combined and sprinkled over fruit then baked for 10-15 minutes until golden.

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