Apple and Blackberry Chocolate Crumble

Apple and Blackberry Chocolate Crumble with Homemade Custard

Crumble and custard has to be a definite favourite of the Knibbs family. My husband Howard and I love it. Our son Ted, used to enjoy crumble but nowadays he tells us he doesn’t like it anymore. Once upon a time I remember a little boy who would get excited about crumble for dessert. Then suddenly that boy disappeared but I’m sure he will be back again one day.

Both Howard and I had Nan’s who made crumble from scratch. I think each time we eat this dessert it’s like a trip down memory lane for us. Although Howard recently told me he prefers a plain Apple Crumble rather than a chocolate one. Personally I’m a huge chocolate lover and I like any type of crumble. So this is one I would definitely eat again and I know you will love it too.

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Serves 4


  • Vegetable peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Nutribullet or blender
  • Large saucepan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pie dish

Ingredients for the filling

  • Apples x 6 – 8 eating apples
  • Blackberries x 200g
  • Ground sweet cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Water x 60mls
  • Coconut or brown sugar x 50g

Method for the filling

  • Peel and core the apples and cut into quarters.
  • Put the apple quarters into the large saucepan.
  • Add the blackberries and sprinkle over the ground sweet cinnamon and sugar.
  • Pour over the water and put the large pan onto a high heat on the hob.
  • When the water in the pan starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and leave to simmer for about 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Once the apples are tender, remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Crumble

  • Wholemeal spelt flour x 150g
  • Pecans x 50g
  • Ghee, unsalted butter or vegan butter x 100g
  • Sugar x 100g


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  • Put the pecans into the nutribullet or blender and blend until crumbs form.
  • Place the spelt flour into the large mixing bowl along with the pecans and sugar.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and put this into the large mixing bowl.
  • Using your hands, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it forms a breadcrumb type consistency.
  • Now pour the cooked apples and blackberries into the pie dish.
  • Spread the crumble over the top as evenly as possible.
  • Once the oven is preheated, put the dish into the oven.
  • Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is leaking around the sides.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with custard, ice cream or maple syrup and coconut cream.
  • Then enjoy.
Apple and Blackberry Chocolate Crumble

Apple and Blackberry Chocolate Crumble wasn’t a huge hit with my family but it was a massive success with me. Crumbles are an easy dessert to prepare and cook. For me, adding the cacao powder was a simple way to make a plain crumble more interesting. I do think that blackberries and chocolate are an awesome combination. The crumble was a no brainer for me and I hope you enjoy the dessert as much as I did. However you decide to eat this dessert, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx