Apple and blueberry crumble. Picture by Jennifer Bruce
Apple and blueberry crumble. Picture by Jennifer Bruce

How to make apple and blueberry crumble

By IOL Food Time of article published Jul 5, 2019

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There's nothing better than a delicious, fruity dessert to help you get rid of the winter blues. 

And baking it yourself means your entire home is filled with a delectable aroma that will draw your family to the kitchen to grab a slice off this easy winner.

Serves 6-8


For the pastry

  • 500 ml plain flour
  • 60 ml castor sugar
  • 180 g butter, chilled and chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 30 ml iced water

For the filling

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 30 ml castor sugar
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 125 g blueberries

For the crumble

  • 60 ml chopped nuts
  • 60 ml coconut
  • Cream for serving


  1. For the pastry, put the flour and sugar into a food processor. 
  2.  Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  3. Add egg and enough water to bring the dough together.
  4. Press half the dough into a 17 x 28 cm pan lined with non stick baking paper.
  5. Put the remaining dough into the freezer to firm up. Spoon the filling on top of the pastry. 
  6. Grate the remaining dough into a bowl and add the nuts and coconut. 
  7. Sprinkle the crumble on top of the filling. Bake at 180°C for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  8.  Remove and cool. Cut into slices and serve with whipped cream.
  9. For the filling, combine the apples, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and heat gently. Bring to a simmer and cook until apples are just tender. Remove and cool. Fold in the blueberries.

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