Autumn Eats: Apple and Pear Crumble

For our second edition of the Autumn Eats series we’re looking at dessert. This Apple and Pear Crumble is incredibly tasty and has a wonderful note of nostalgia. Truly homely and a huge comfort, this recipe is sure to be a firm favourite over the colder months.


You will need:

  • 9 inch deep dish pie crust
  • 470g apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 470g cups pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 100g sugar
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp plus 105g plain flour
  • 100g brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 70g butter, cut into ¼ inch pieces

Place pie crust in a 9 inch deep dish pie pan and freeze for 30 minutes, then preheat the oven to 200ºC.

Mix together the apples, pears, sugar, lemon juice, one tsp cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixing bowl, then add 3 tbsp flour and toss the mixture to coat. Place the mixture into frozen pie crust and bake 35 minutes.

Combine remaining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and set to pulse before adding the butter and pulsing until left with large buttery crumbs, please in the fridge to chill while the base of the pie is in the oven.

When the pie has finished baking, remove from oven and firmly press crumb mixture on top. Reduce oven to 190ºC and bake another 30 minutes until the top of the pie has turned a lovely golden brown.






Alex Coles


Growing up in the countryside and then by the coast, Alex was surrounded by the vivid hues of nature from an early age. With a keen enthusiasm for art, design and fashion and a creative flair for writing, she developed an avid interest in interior design after whiling away many hours on Pinterest. If she has a spare moment you can often find her in the garden of a country pub or off exploring The New Forest.

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