I made this delicious apple crumble for dessert on fathers day. I was motivated by the new pie dish I had received as a Fly Buys reward. For those unfamiliar with fly buys it’s a customer rewards programs that Coles uses as market research and every so often you gain enough points for something nice. I selected this lovely 19cm Le Creuset pie dish. The first time it arrived it was broken. It’s pretty solid ceramic and this dish was split in two. Courier Service you must have had fun kicking it around. So another was sent and I was itching to use it. However, I didn’t have time to make a pie. I did have peaches and apples so I decide to make an Apple and Pear Crumble. I don’t actually follow a recipe for this, I just make it by instinct.
The ingredients are pretty simple. A small amount of flour, sugar, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, butter, apples and pears. Don’t forget to ooh at my pretty pie dish!
Cut up the apple and the pear and place them in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle with a tea spoon of sugar.
In a bowl mix brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon. Add in some butter and with your fingers rub the butter into the mixture. It’s meant to resemble breadcrumbs but I didn’t want to use a lot of butter so my mixture was quite dry.
Bake in a moderate oven for about 40 minutes. The mixture on top should become a golden colour and bubble slightly.
Apple and Pear Crumble Crumble
- 4 Apples/Pear
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Oats
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Flour
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 25g butter at room temperature and cube.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
- Cut the pear and apples in cube. Place in an oven proof dish and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
- In a bowl combine the brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon. Add the butter and rub the butter into the mixture. If you feel the mixture is too dry you can add more butter or even some maple syrup.
- Cook for 40 minutes or until the crumble is bubbling slightly.