1largecooking apple peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
430gblackberrieswashed - fresh or frozen
75ggolden caster sugar or more to taste
1tsparrowroot powder mixed with 1 tablespoon water
Biscuit Base and Crumble Top
350ggluten free flour mix I use GFA Blend A - See NOTES (or use an alternative flour blend)
1tspGF baking powder
225gunsalted butter (or DF alternative)cold and cubed
350gsoft light brown sugar
175goatscertified gluten free if required
100gwhite chocolate chunks (DF if required)
1largeeggUK large - lightly beaten
1tbspmilk dairy or non-dairy
Prepare a 9 inch square loose-bottomed, non-stick baking tin, by base-lining with baking paper or lightly greasing.
Wash and prepare the fruit and toast the flaked almonds.
Blackberry Apple Compote
Put the cubed apple, blackberries, caster sugar and cinnamon into a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Simmer until the fruit is soft and broken down and the liquid has reduced.
Add the arrowroot-water mix and continue to stir until the mixture thickens.
Turn off the heat and set aside.
Biscuit Base and Crumble
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4.
Weigh and mix together the flour, xanthan gum and baking powder in a large bowl, making sure any lumps are broken down.
Rub the butter into the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the brown sugar, oats and almonds and stir thoroughly.
Remove about a quarter to third quantity of the mix to a separate bowl.
Mix the chocolate chunks into the smaller portion and set aside.
Add the egg and milk to the larger portion and mix with a wooden/silicone spoon until completely blended and beginning to form clumps.
Put this mixture into the baking tin and press down with the back of a spoon or glass to make a biscuit base which is smooth and even.
Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven.
Spoon the blackberry apple compote onto the biscuit base and spread into a thick even layer.
Top this with the remaining crumble-white chocolate mix and bake for a further 20 to 25 minutes until golden.
Serve hot, warm or cold. Delicious with cream, custard or ice-cream.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.Gluten Free Alchemist Flour Blend A can be found on the GFA Flours & Flour BlendingPage. If using an alternative flour, the texture may be slightly different.