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Recipe: Apple and blackberry crisp

Cookery school owner Lizzie Kennedy shares simple recipes that are modern and moreish from her Drumbo kitchen

What you'll need

Knob of butter

4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into|large slices

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 lemon

Splash of apple juice or rum

225g blackberries

FOR THE TOPPING

75g plain flour

75g porridge oats

100g pecans, chopped

75g muscovado sugar

100g butter, melted

SERVES 4

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6/400°F. In a large sauté pan melt the butter over a medium heat, when foaming add the apple slices and stir well. Add the sugar, lemon juice and zest and cook gently for about 5 minutes until just softening — taste for sweetness. Tip into an ovenproof dish and add the blackberries and the apple juice or rum.

To make the topping, put the flour, oats, pecans and sugar into a bowl, stir in the melted butter and mix well. Scatter the mixture over the fruit and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with thick Greek yogurt.

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