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Ice cream on top of the baked blackberry and cherry pie

Blackberry and Cherry Crumble

Blackberry and cherry pie is an easy to make dessert packed full of fresh fruits. Easy to make ahead of time, this comforting dish is sweet and tart and best served with lashings of ice cream. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 377kcal


For the filling

  • 4 cups fresh cherries (700g)
  • 2 ½ cups fresh blackberries (325g)
  • ½ cup white sugar (100g)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour in the UK)

For the topping

  • 1 ½ cup flour (190g)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cubed (8 tablespoons / 4oz / 113g)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (100g)
  • ½ cup oats (50g)
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºf / 175ºc.
  • Half the cherries and remove the pits and stems.
  • Add all of the filling ingredients to a large bowl and stir to combine. Set to one side.
  • Add the flour and butter to a large bowl, and use your fingers to rub the them together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats, brown sugar and salt.
  • Place the fruit into a pie dish and cover completely with the topping.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40 to 45minutes until bubbling and golden brown.


  • To make this crumble gluten free, use a 1:1 gluten free flour and check that your oats are gluten free certified.
  • It's best to use unsalted butter in this recipe. If you use salted butter than omit the pinch of salt added to the topping.
  • The fresher your fruits the sweeter your crumble will be. If your cherries are slightly more tart mix a little extra sugar into them.
  • Ovens can vary in temperature, so check your crumble after 35 minutes of baking. The crumble is ready when the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
  • Cherries are measured before they are stoned and halved.
  • Nutritional values are based on one of eight servings and are an estimate only.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg