Blackberry Crumble for One

Sunday 21 August 2011

I know I promised more cupcakes today, but never fear . . .they are on my other page. I just couldn't wait to show you this delicious dessert!

Normally I only make desserts when we are having visitors, but today I made a delicious Blackberry Crumble that was big enough just for one! (I doubled it though and so it fed too. It was very easy to do!)

I am sure I am not the only one in the same boat . . . an empty nester with just myself and my husband to please.

Or maybe you are on a diet and you only want to make enough for your husband to eat. . . with no leftovers to tempt you into eating naughty stuff!

This would work very easily with most fruits . . . for what is a crumble, but a mixture of sweetened fruit with a buttery crumble topping baked until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is crisp and golden brown???

Exactly. This would also work well with apples, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries, raspberries, or any combination thereof!

And then there was . . . none!!

*Blackberry Crumble for One*
Serves 1
Printable Recipe

Just the perfect size for one. Sweet blackberries beneath a buttery oat crumble. Delicious!

125g of fresh blackberries (3/4 cup)
1 TBS caster sugar
1 tsp plain flour
1/2 tsp lemon juice

For the Topping:
2 tsp cold butter
1 TBS plain flour
1 TBS soft brown sugar, packed
3 TBS old fashioned rolled oats
pinch of mixed spice
butter to grease baking dish
Warm custard to serve (Or ice cream or pouring cream)

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter an individual sized gratin dish. Set aside.

Toss the blackberries gently togetehr with the sugar, flour and lemon juice. Transfer to the prepared gratin dish.

Mix together the flour and sugar for the topping. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the oats and mixed spice. Sprinkle evenly over top of the berries.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Serve warm with custard, ice cream or pouring cream.

Those cupcakes I promised you yesterday, they're over HERE, in the Oak Cottage kitchen, delicious Cherry Almond Fluff Cakes.

VERY Scrummy indeed!!! Nom! Nom!


  1. I need smallish recipes for our nest its just Garry and i,, this is perfect... thankyou,, have a wonderful day and i'm just going to bed.

  2. Look amazing dear Marie, Love little portions, huggs mon amie, Love yah! gloria

  3. Yummy, yummy Marie. I could go for that blackberry crumble. I used to love picking the berries when I was a kid in Wales. Just like Laurie, I am off to bed also. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  4. The weather has gone from balmy to stormy here this afternoon. Your crumble recipe is absolutely perfect for dessert tonight.....or maybe even afternoon tea.

  5. Delicious, I love crumbles. Me and my son have been out picking blackberries and made a lovely pear and blackberry crumble the other day and I even made custard for the first time! This is another one of your recipes that will go in my folder. Thank you!

  6. Going to have to make crumble for dessert tonight me thinks ;0)

  7. Yesterday I picked our first blackberries of the summer, just one cup. Perfect for this recipe....thanks...Dianne

  8. My father loves blackberries so this will be perfect for him!

  9. Crumble for one! How dinky! Looks delicious and ticks the comfort eating box ;-)

  10. Really delicious. I foraged quite a haul of blackberries yesterday and I made jam today, but kept a few to try this out for both of us. I love crumbles and it was so good with hot custard (vanilla ice cream for L-G).

    1. Oh how I shall miss foraging blackberries, free for the picking! I had forgotten about this lovely little crumble! So pleased for the reminder and that you made and enjoyed! Thank you! Xoxo


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