Apple and blackberry crumble

Apple and blackberry crumble




  • 4 large apples
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup caster sugar (optional)
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup gluten-free plain flour


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Peel apples, core and cut into wedges.

Place apples, blackberries, lemon juice and sugar (if using) in an oven proof dish and stir gently to combine.

For the topping, combine butter, sugar, almond meal, coconut and flour.

Stir well to combine and spoon over the fruit.

Bake for 50 minutes or until the topping is golden and the apples are cooked.

Serve warm with cream, vanilla low fat yoghurt or icecream.

Who are we kidding, ICECREAM!


  • My favourite thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to rub the butter into the flour.
  • Make sure the butter is very soft (I often zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds) and it all combines beautifully.
  • I prefer a tart apple base, so do not use the caster sugar in with the apple.
  • Might be more child friendly with a sweeter apple base.
  • Also consider stewing the apples before adding to the dish if your kids prefer apple mush.
  • For a more traditional topping (not gluten-free, but nut-free), replace the almond meal and coconut with 1 cup rolled oats.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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