A decadent and extremely easy recipe for Apple and Pear Crumble. Perfect for an after dinner treat
For the Filling:
2 apples and 2 pears, peeled, cored and cubed
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger
1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed
3 Tbsp slivered almonds or chopped pecan nuts (optional)
Generous pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger
For the Topping:
125g cold butter roughly chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar (caster sugar will also do)
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Pre-heat your oven to 180C. Take a medium-sized baking dish and grease lightly with butter.
Toss the apples together with the honey, nuts, spices and rosemary leaves and then lay them into the baking dish.
In your food processor or a separate bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, plain flour, coconut, vanilla and salt, until you have a rough crumbly texture and the butter has just been incorporated into the dry mixture. Spoon this crumble over the filling.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the fruit juices are bubbling.
Serve with double cream, custard or mascarpone, or even vanilla ice cream.
Recipe provided by Sarah Graham, author of Bitten, Smitten and A Foodie Lives Here food blog.