Barmouth Apple & Blackberry Cobbler

Over this winter lockdown I have been make a pudding most evenings... I's not great for the waistline. But its my treat for the day, something sweet to look forward to.

I always have frozen fruit in the freezer so my go to pudding is usually a crumble with custard, cream or both! But a few weeks back I made a cobbler for a change, it was really yummy. It was made with Apple and Blackberries which I had picked last Autumn. You might of seen it on my instagram posts. I had quite a few of you ask for the recipe. So, here it is....Enjoy.


1kg (2lb 3oz) cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut dice size pieces
200g (7oz) fresh or frozen blackberries
100g (4oz) demerara sugar
icing sugar, for dusting

150g (5oz) self-raising flour
50g (2oz) cold butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
50g (2oz) caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 tbsp milk

1 You will need a 20cm (8in) round ovenproof dish. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and grease the dish with butter.

2 Place the apples, blackberries and demerara sugar in the prepared dish and mix together.

3 To make the cobbler, measure the flour and butter into a food processor and whiz until the mixture is like breadcrumbs (or place in a mixing bowl and rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips). Add the caster sugar, egg and milk and mix again until combined. It should be like a wet scone mix.

4 Spoon blobs of the cobbler mixture over the fruit in the dish , then bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top and the fruit is soft and bubbling.

5 Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with cream, custard or both.