Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble


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Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble
Photo: © Brittain Stone
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
2 9-inch crumbles


  • 2 Granny Smith apples—peeled, cored, halved lengthwise and sliced paper thin

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 pint blueberries (3 cups)

  • 1 pint raspberries (3 cups)

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 2 cups lightly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 sticks plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • Heavy cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced apples with the lemon juice, granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Spread the apples in two 9-inch glass pie plates and top with the blueberries and raspberries.

  2. In another medium bowl, toss the oats with the light brown sugar, flour, ginger, salt and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Using your fingers, mix in the butter until crumbly.

  3. Spread the topping over the berries. Set the pie plates on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Serve the berry crumbles with heavy cream.

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