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Blackberry and Apple Crumble Cake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

680  grams  Cooking apples
450  grams  Blackberries
75  grams  Caster sugar
    Juice and rind of 1 lemon
10  milliliters  Arrowroot mixed with
15  milliliters  Cold water
75  grams  Unsalted butter
75  grams  Caster sugar
1    Egg, lightly beaten
5  milliliters  Baking powder
75  grams  Ground almonds
225  grams  Plain flour
2 1/2  milliliters  Ground cinnamon
12    Whole almonds to decorate

Peel, core and slice cooking apples and place in a pan with blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and rind and 45 ml water. Simmer gently for 10 mins until the fruit is just softened. Add arrowroot mixture and stir until thickened. Cool. To make the base and topping, blend together butter and sugar in a processor unti soft and fluffy. Add beaten egg, baking powder, ground almonds, flour and ground cinnamon and process until just crumbly. Turn mixture into a bowl. Grease and line a 23 cm springform pan. Turn out 2/3 of the crumble mixture onto a floured surface and knead gently together to combine. Use to cover base of prepared pan, simply pushing any cracks together. Spread cooled blackberry and apple mixture over base. Sprinkle reserved crumble mixture evenly over fruit topping and decorate with whole almonds. Bake at 350 F for 50 mins until pale golden. Serve warm or cold. Source: Woman Sept 20/93 From the collection of Karen Deck

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