Cardamom Scented Apple Crumble



  • 2 green (granny smith) apples
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • zest and juice of one orange
  • Butter for greasing

For topping:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
  • Pinch of salt





  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Peel and core apples.  Cut them into about 1/4 inch cubes
  • Grease a baking pan and set aside
  • Add cut apples to the baking dish and scatter blackberries over apples
  • Sprinkle brown sugar and orange zest evenly over the blackberries
  • Pour orange juice over the fruits.
  • To make the topping cut butter into small chunks
  • Rub butter with flour until it resembles coarse bread crumbs
  • Add sugar, slivered almonds, salt and cardamom and mix well
  • Scatter topping over the fruits and press lightly
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes
  • If the topping is not browned, increase heat to 425F and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with ice-cream.

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