Recipe for Apple and Blackberry Crisp – if you can’t find fresh or frozen blackberries, feel free to use strawberries.

3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
125 ml – 175 ml sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
Grated zest of 1 orange1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Butter (for greasing)

How to
In a large bowl combine the apples, blackberries, sugar, cornstarch and zest and toss to blend.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Mix the oats, flour, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a large bowl. Work mixture together with fingers until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add almonds and blend well.

Butter an 20x20cm baking dish. Pour the fruit filling into dish and mound the topping over filling, covering it completely. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbly and golden.

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