*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Apples
                 Blackberry                       Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  680       g            Cooking apples
  450       g            Blackberries
   75       g            Caster sugar
                         Juice and rind of 1 lemon
   10       ml           Arrowroot mixed with
   15       ml           Cold water
   75       g            Unsalted butter
   75       g            Caster sugar
    1                    Egg, lightly beaten
    5       ml           Baking powder
   75       g            Ground almonds
  225       g            Plain flour
    2 1/2   ml           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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