Sunday, 16 October 2011

Twee Treats // Blackberry and Apple Crumble...

We'd already been giggling at the headlines of 'Blackberry and Apple Crumble' following the plight of Blackberry users and their days without BBM/Twitter/Facebook (quelle horreur for our BB friends, we don't know how you survived!) and our fellow Iphone users facing the dreaded "error 3200" (neither of us has braved downloading iOS5 yet!) - so when we were given a load of crisp homegrown cooking apples we couldn't think of a more appropriate dessert to whip up ;) - but a simple Blackberry & Apple crumble is hardly the most exciting dish so we've given the classic a makeover.




Winter Spiced Pear Cider, Blackberry & Apple Crumble Pie .



You will need:


Pear Cider (we got the new Pear & Ginger from Magners - Seriously tasty!)

Nutmeg (pinch)
Cinnamon (heaped tsps)

Ground Ginger (good few shakes)

Tsp Flour

Few drops Vanilla extract

Shortcrust pasty (we cheated and used a ready mix that you add water to)

Cooking apples (3-4)

Blackberrys 150g

A ripened pear or 2 if you have any

1/3 cup brown demerara sugar


For Crumble Topping:


100g Flour

75g Butter or margarine

75g Demerara Sugar

50g Rolled Oats

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 190degrees then pour your bottle of cider into a heavy bottomed pan and cook on a high temp for half an hour to reduce to about 1/2 a cup. Add to this the flour, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Leave to cool.


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Step 2: Make the pastry per the packet instructions (or use ready rolled - our supermarket was sold out when we went to get the ingredients, argh!), roll out & press into pie dish (we really need to buy a proper pie dish for Twee Towers but the flan dish sufficed!)


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Step 3: Prep the fruit (peel & chop apples and pears) place in a bowl together and sprinkle with 1/3 a cup of demerara sugar.


Step 4: The Crumble - rub the butter into the flour until it is 'breadcrumby' - mix in sugar and oats.


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Step 5: Pour the cider spice mix over your fruit and leave to soak for a little while. When you're ready pour the fruit on top of the pie base


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Step 6: Cover with the crumble & sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar over the top. Put in the oven for about 40-45 minutes (we had some left over fruit and pastry so made a mini heart shaped pie for Little M)


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Voila! It tastes soooooo good, like Christmas in a bowl. We served with custard, perfect!


Happy Sunday lovelies. We've been busying ourselves giving Twee Towers a good freshen up this weekend, hope to have some pictures of little touches we've added since the tour next week :)


Much love

R&L

xx

1 comment:

Kate's Irrelevant said...

yuuuuumm - crumble is one of my favourite desserts, and i love pretty much every dessert out there. i updated my phone and lost everything on it, back it up first! :)

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