Rox’s Fairtrade blackberry and apple crumble

Fairtrade blackberry and apple crumble

For my summery blackberry and apple crumble I have adapted my Nan’s deliciously indulgent crumble and made it as Fairtrade as possible. Where I am unable to find a Fairtrade version of an ingredient I use an organic one instead. Organic farming and production methods tend to be more sustainable and ethical overall.

Serves 4.



1 cups organic spelt flour

1/2 cup of Fairtrade sugar

1 teaspoons baking powder

125g organic butter

Pinch of salt


As many blackberries as you can forage and stomach (about 120g should do it)hh_blackberries

4 cooking apples (I use ones from the tree in our garden)

½ cup of Fairtrade sugar

½ teaspoon of Fairtrade cinnamon

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub the butter into the mix using your fingertips until it forms a dough. Leave in the fridge for a while to get nice and cold.

Peel, core and slice the apples. Add a couple of tablespoons of water to a saucepan, add the apple slices and simmer on a low heat with the lid on until apples have softened.

Mix the apples, sugar, blackberries and cinnamon and transfer to a pie dish.

Grate the cold dough onto the top of your filling and bake in the oven for 30 min or until brown.

Delicious served with a dollop of cream or Fairtrade vanilla ice-cream.

Roxanne Fox

Roxanne Fox lives in Walton-on-Thames and is a wife, mother, blogger and Global Poverty Advocate. She is a firm believer in the idea that we can see an end to extreme poverty and along with thousands of other Global Citizens she is dedicated to seeing this come about in her lifetime. As a result of her interest in issues of injustice and global social responsibility, she started a blog about ways we can all make small changes in our lives that could have a wider, positive impact on a local and global scale. You can visit her blog at
When she isn't blogging or advocating for the world's poorest she is kept busy with being a mum to daughter Scarlett, cooking and baking, walking the dog, volunteering her time and undertaking other random hobbies such as cross-stitch.

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