Chocolate Fruit Crumble

A popular desert, the addition of chocolate in the topping makes it even more of a treat, A good way of enticing children to eat a fruit desert.


400 g/14 oz blackberries/or can in natural juice

450 g/1 lb cooking apples, peeled, and sliced thickly

100 g/3 1/2 oz/3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

75 g/2 3/4 oz/1/3 cup vegan butter

50 g/1 3/4 oz/2/3 cup porridge oats

50 g/1 3/4 tbsp castor (superfine) sugar

100 g/3 1/2 oz/2/3 cup vegan chocolate, chips


1.Lighly grease an ovenproof dish with a little butter or margarine.

2.Drain the blackberries if using the can, reserving 4 tbsp of the juice. Place the apples and blackberries in the prepared ovenproof dish with the reserved the BlackBerry juice.

3.Sieve (strain) the flour into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the porridge oats, sugar and chocolate chips.

4.Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples and blackberries and level the top roughly. Do not press the crumble into fruit.

5.Bake in a preheated oven, 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4, for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is golden. Serve hot or cold.