Sometimes, I really do need to take my hat off to myself. The colour spectrum that this humble crumble exists on, is home to all the other magical colours that perhaps only dogs and bees can see. The rich purple berries soak into the apples in the most divine way. Blueberries are also extremely high in natural antioxidants and when cooked, release a superbly sweet flavour. The berries, apples and nip of citrus marry perfectly to create a light yet deliciously depthy syrup.
The crunchy crumble I can liken to some sort of shortbread cookie, perfectly buttery and beautifully balanced against the sweet hot mess of the cooked berries and apples. I've used frozen berries here, as they are a lot cheaper than the fresh type, but equally as tasty and nutritious.
This dish can be served fresh from the oven for chilly evenings, or cooled in the fridge for a refreshing treat. And of course, it is gluten free, dairy free and free of refined sugars. —Sandra Ramacher
Granny Smith apples – peeled, diced and cored