With its vibrant colours and scrumptious taste, the apple and berry crumble is bound to give you (and your boyfriend, and your mum) a sparkle of happiness.
- one ovenproof 1.8-litre dish
for the filling
- 670g Brambley (cooking) apples, peeled
- 450g mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- 100g caster sugar
- whipped cream, to serve
- 175g all-purpose flour
- 75g unsalted butter
- 75g brown sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 160 °C (fan assisted) or 180 °C (traditional), gas mark 6.
Core and slice the apples and put them in the ovenproof dish, followed by the berries. Sprinkle the caster sugar and 3 tablespoons of water over them.
Mix together the flour, butter and brown sugar - either rub them together by hand, or whiz them in a food processor - until they look like breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit and even it out by pressing it lightly with your hands.
Bake for 45 minutes-1 hour, until the fruit is juicy and runny and the top is a golden colour.
Serve hot with pouring or whipped cream.
Boast about getting one of your five-a-day with no effort at all.