I just did a search and don't think I have posted this before. You other Nigel S readers should try this if you haven't already, for those of you who don't... Nigel’s Blackberry and Apple Betty Preheat the oven to 190C/fan 170C. Cut the apples into large chunks, put them into a saucepan with the butter and a couple of tbsp of water and toss them over a moderate heat. When the apples start to soften but are still keeping their shape, tip in the blackberries and then spoon into the baking dish. Mix the crumbs and sugar together and cover the apples and blackberries loosely with the mixture. Melt the butter with the syrup in a small saucepan, then pour the mixture over the crumbs, making certain to soak them all. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 mins, till the apple is soft and the crumbs are golden and crisp.Don't be scared by the amounts of sugar, his recipes aren't verysweet. We usually haveto reduce sugar by about 30 - 50%, but not Mr Slater's. Best made in a deep dish or the syrup escapes. It is the best alternative to crumble ever.... treacle tart and fruit, yummy. I will be rummaging in the freezer for the last of the hedgerow fruits tomorrow. It is lovely with Damsons and I may have some blackberries, raspberries left - I know there are some gooseberries, but I am still pondering them (there arenlt that many). I may just make a gooseberry sauce to go with a sponge. Any other ideas gratefully recieved.