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You needn’t miss out on dessert on your slimming journey – this Apple and Blackberry Crumble is slimming friendly and a great way to finish a meal!

There’s no need to miss out on dessert on your slimming journey, because this Apple and Blackberry Crumble is slimming friendly and great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams blackberries
  • 50 grams cooking apples
  • 25 grams oats
  • 19 grams self raising flour
  • 2 tsp reduced fat spread
  • 3 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray

Crumble is a classic, warming dessert and our Apple and Blackberry Crumble has all of the flavours without being packed full of calories!

This Apple and Blackberry Crumble can be served with a wide variety of accompaniments including fat free yoghurt, aerosol cream or even some reduced fat ice cream.  Just remember to account for the extra calories and Points of whatever you do choose to serve it with!

What diets is this Apple and Blackberry Crumble suitable for?

This Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Self raising flour
  • Oats 

It can also be made dairy free (and vegan!) by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free or vegan alternatives;

  • Reduced fat spread

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Apple and Blackberry Crumble?

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This Apple and Blackberry Crumble recipe is really easy. We’ve made it into 4 individual ones as it’s easier to control the portions, but you can make one large version if you prefer!

How many calories are in this Apple and Blackberry Crumble?

There are 72 calories per portion in this Apple and Blackberry Crumble, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Apple and Blackberry Crumble is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, ovenproof dishes. Distribute the blackberries evenly among the 4 dishes. Sprinkle half of the sweetener over the fruit.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, reduced fat spread and the remaining half the sweetener. Rub between your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.

Step 3

Top the fruit with the crumble mixture and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and the fruit is soft. Serve whilst hot with your choice of topping or sauce.

What could I serve with this Apple and Blackberry Crumble?

This Apple and Blackberry Crumble is a fantastic dessert when served after the following starter, main and accompaniment:

How do you know when this Apple and Blackberry Crumble is cooked?

You should bake this Apple and Blackberry Crumble for 25 minutes or until it’s golden and the fruit is soft.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Apple and Blackberry Crumble in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Apple and Blackberry Crumble in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze this Apple and Blackberry Crumble?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Apple and Blackberry Crumble?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes or until piping hot.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Cut the apple into small dice and place into the bottom of 4 individual, ovenproof dishes. Distribute the blackberries evenly among the 4 dishes. Sprinkle half of the sweetener over the fruit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, reduced fat spread and the remaining half the sweetener. Rub between your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs.
  3. Top the fruit with the crumble mixture and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and the fruit is soft. Serve hot with your choice of topping or sauce.
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