Mixed Berry & Apple Crumble – Edward Hayden & Derval O’Rourke
10oz/300g plain flour
5oz/150g caster sugar
1 large egg
3 large cooking apples-peeled and diced
5oz/150g Green Isle frozen Mixed Berries
2oz/50g caster sugar
1 tablespoon water
6oz/175g plain flour
4oz/125g brown sugar
1oz/25g flaked almonds
1oz/25g porridge oats
- If making pastry in a food mixer: Put all ingredients into mixer and mix until bound together. Wrap in cling film and allow to rest until required.If making pastry by the ‘rubbing in’ method: Place the sifted flour in a large bowl with the caster sugar. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Beat the egg together and add to the dry ingredients and bind it together. If using this method you may need to add a little water to bring the pastry together. Wrap in cling film and allow to rest.
- For the compote: Place all ingredients (except berries) into a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil for 3-4 minutes. Add the berries and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Allow to cool down.
- For the crumble: Rub all ingredients together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Assembly: Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 Line a 9inch/23cm buttered loose bottomed tartlet mould with sweet pastry. ½ fill with apple and berry compote Scatter with some the crumble topping Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the apple and berry mixture is bubbling through the crumble topping.
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