Blackberry Crumble is a delightful and easy-to-make dessert that perfectly marries the tartness of blackberries with a sweet, buttery crumble topping. This dish is ideal for any season, whether you’re using fresh berries in the summer or frozen ones during colder months. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a comforting treat.
For the Blackberry Filling:
- 24 ounces fresh or frozen blackberries
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 dash salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For the Crumble Topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 dashes salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Dish
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking dish or a similar-sized baking dish.
Step 2: Prepare the Blackberry Filling
In a large bowl, combine the blackberries, granulated sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, salt, and fresh lemon juice. Gently toss until the blackberries are evenly coated with the sugar and flour mixture. Pour the berry mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
Step 3: Make the Crumble Topping
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt for the crumble topping. Add the softened unsalted butter to the bowl. Using your fingers, a pastry cutter, or a fork, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Step 4: Assemble the Crumble
Evenly sprinkle the crumble topping over the blackberry filling in the baking dish. Make sure to cover the berries completely.
Step 5: Bake the Crumble
Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the crumble topping is golden brown and the blackberry filling is bubbling around the edges.
Step 6: Serve
Allow the blackberry crumble to cool for a few minutes before serving. This dessert is best enjoyed warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
- Frozen Blackberries: If using frozen blackberries, there’s no need to thaw them first. Just use them straight from the freezer, but you may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time.
- Adjusting Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your blackberries, you can adjust the amount of sugar in the filling. Taste your berries beforehand and add more sugar if they are particularly tart.
- Storing Leftovers: Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
- Total Time: 50-55 minutes
Blackberry Crumble is a simple yet delicious dessert that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Its ease of preparation and flexibility with ingredients make it a perfect dessert for any occasion, from casual family dinners to more festive gatherings. Enjoy the delightful combination of juicy blackberries and crisp, buttery topping in every bite!