Blackberry and Apple Sponge


  • 2 pounds apples
  • ½ pound blackberries, hulled and washed
  • 4 tablespoons castor sugar
  • cream or custard sauce


  • 3 ounces butter
  • 3 ounces castor sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ pound self-raising flour
  • 1 ounce cornflour


Peel, core and slice the apples into a pie dish, and add hulled and washed blackberries and sugar. Make sponge by creaming butter and sugar, and adding eggs, flour and cornflour. Spread mixture over the fruit. Bake in a moderate oven (375°-M4) for 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with a little castor sugar, and serve hot with cream or Custard Sauce.