Apple and Blueberry Crumble (an oldy but a goldy)

My childhood is full of memories of this simple winter dessert, served by Nanna, Grandma and Mum its a common appearance at our family dinner table! It’s an understated masterpiece really; cost effective, quick to prep, easy to create and more than easy to finish your plate! Serve it up with ice-cream, cream or custard – this dessert makes for pleasing the masses.

I don’t like to over complicate these sorts of dishes. Why bother? If they were good to begin with, why tempt fate? So that’s the premise I worked with to create this, I knew my Mother’s recipe and I could remember certain highlights from my Nanna’s version (such as dates in the crumble mix)…so to be fair I use a combination. This way I can’t upset the family balance, plus it also gives me a small sense of nostalgia to be serving up the past with the present.

Serves five generously – and with this, you want generous servings. Believe me!

Apple and Blueberry Crumble, yes please!

Apple and Blueberry Crumble, yes please!

The List:

5 – 6 green apples, peeled and finely sliced

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 large cups of oats

2 Tbs plain flour

1 tsp powered cinnamon

2 heaped Tbs brown sugar

2/3 cup dessicated coconut

1/4 cup dates, dried or fresh, roughly chopped

2 Tbs honey

3 Tbs butter

Vanilla ice-cream, custard or cream to serve


The Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Into a large baking dish place your sliced apples and blueberries
  3. In a large bowl mix together your oats, brown sugar, coconut, cinnamon and dates
  4. In a microwave safe bowl melt your butter and honey together
  5. Mix your butter mixture into your dry ingredients until combined
  6. Pour your crumble mixture on top of your fruit and push down slightly, making sure the top is covered evenly
  7. Bake for roughly 20-25 minutes, or until top is golden and your kitchen smells delicious
  8. Serve with your favourite side and a mug of hot chocolate if you’re feeling particularly naughty!


*Tip – sometimes I add flaked almonds to the crumble mixture for an extra little crunch

Easy and delicious!

Easy and delicious!

The final baked goodness

The final baked goodness

Easy to serve to the masses or for a small family

Easy to serve to the masses or for a small family


One comment

  1. Pingback: Rhubarb, strawberry & blood orange crumble | date with a plate.

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