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Recipe: Armagh Bramley apple and blackberry crumble

Here’s how you can indulge in some delectable desserts and help the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children

Donated by Danny Millar, Head Chef, Balloo House, Bangor

What you'll need

For the filling

3 large Bramley apples

30g butter

150g caster sugar

Juice of ½ lemon

Pinch of cinnamon

80g fresh blackberries

For the topping

50g unsalted butter, diced

110g plain flour

55g caster sugar

30g brown sugar

Zest of ½ lemon

50g chopped roasted hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 180°C/gas 4/350°F.

Peel, core and cut apples into very small slices and sauté in butter.

Add sugar and cinnamon. Continue stirring until apples are just cooked. Add blackberries and the lemon juice to the apples and stir very gently. Lightly rub the butter into the flour, sugar and lemon zest until crumbly. Add the hazelnuts.

Spoon apples and blackberries into a shallow oval dish. Sprinkle crumble mixture over top until fruit is just covered. Place in oven for 20 minutes.

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