Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Wild blackberries are called brambles in the UK and if you have enough of them use twice the amount and leave out the blueberries. You can make the entire pudding and reheat to serve day after it is made. Scrumptious autumn treat.(may need to up the amount of sugar in the fruit if you have a sweet tooth)from Simply Seasonal by Claire Macdonald
- 2 lbs mixed blackberries or 2 lbs blueberries
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 3 ounces sugar
For the Crumble
- 6 ounces butter
- 8 ounces pinhead oats or 8 ounces rolled porridge oats
- 6 ounces pecans or 6 ounces walnuts, chopped
- 6 ounces demerara sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Stew fruit with water and sugar over low heat until the juices run.
- pour into 4-5 pint ovenproof dish.
- preheat oven to 350°F.
- melt butter in large saucepan and fry the oatmeal and nuts until looks slightly toasted.
- stir in sugar and vanilla and cook for few more minutes stirring all the time.
- spoon evenly over the cooked brambles.
- bake for 25-35 mins or until top is gently sizzling and surface is dark golden brown.
- serve warm or cold with whipped cream or good vanilla ice cream.
Oh my, this is one of the best crumbles I have ever made! And perfect right now with all the summer berries available. In answer to the other reviewer, I think fudge and pudding might just refer to dessert in the UK (not chocolate, for example). I used only a third of the butter, and it worked fine. The crust was crispy and had the perfect balance of everything. This was magnificent with low fat vanilla ice cream.
I love the taste of this crumble Lindsey. I"m not sure where the fudge part comes in? But, I followed your recipe as written only omitting the nuts. A great use of my raspberries, blackberries and blueberries that I have on hand in the freezer for just such recipes. This went great over vanilla icecream. I was also pleased to see the use of demerara sugar for a change. i don't see that used often enough and I just love it. Thanks!Made for HolidayTag.