Larissa Takchi – Blackberry, Apple and Almond Crumble

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Blackberry, Apple and Almond Crumble

Serves 4-6

Prep 25 mins

Cook 40 mins


  • 1 kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm-thick wedges
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs water
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural flaked almonds
  • 2 tbs white chia seeds
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 120g punnet blackberries
  • Crème fraiche, to serve


Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Combine apples, 1 tbs sugar, lemon juice and water in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes until apples soften. Transfer apples to a greased 5-cup shallow baking dish and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 2 Meanwhile, combine oats, almonds, chia seeds, honey and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir well until combined.

Step 3 Gently stir blackberries through the cooked apples. Smooth the top. Sprinkle with oat mixture. Place dish on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crumble is crisp. Serve with crème fraiche and drizzle of maple syrup.

Equipments Required:

  • 5-cup shallow baking dish
  • Medium saucepan
  • Small/medium bowls

Introducing… Larissa Takchi

Who is Larissa?

Larissa Takchi is the youngest winner of Masterchef 2019, at the age of 22! Larissa also operates her own private catering business. The Takchi family run the Wild Pear café in the Sydney suburb of Dural.

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