THE IRISHMAN'S WIFE
FILLING – 5 Granny Smith Apples – 1 punnet blackberries – juice of 1 lemon – 1/3 cup sugar – 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon CRUMBLE TOPPING – 100g cold butter, straight from the fridge – 150g flour – 100g sugar – 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped of seeds – 60g blanched hazelnuts
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees 2. Peel, core, and quarter each apple. Cut each quarter cut into 4 cubes. Pop into a bowl with the blackberries and toss with the lemon juice. 3. Add the sugar and cinnamon and toss to coat the fruit. 4. Pop the fruit into a baking dish.
5. In a food processor, combine all the topping ingredients except hazelnuts. Pulse until the mixture resemble breadcrumbs. Add the hazelnuts and pulse a couple of times to break them up a bit. You will be left with a crumb that is a bit like a cookie dough texture. 6. Cover the fruit base evenly with the crumble topping. Pop into the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the crumble is golden.